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2019 Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn

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Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate, women-drivers.com
His: Don Hammonds, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com 

HER HIS
Price
$37,990 $37,990
Performance
One of the most fun, energetic vehicles on the road is equipeed with a 2.0 litre tubocharged 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection. With power and perforamce as its cornerstones, acceleration and handling are always its top realiable features. With the 2019 Golf suspension, you want to drive this car with enthusiasm, especially on the corners and the crevice. A super-hot 228 horsepower leads the charge on this vehicle. The GTI comes with a 2.0 16 valve DOHC turbocharged four cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, front wheel drive, engine start/stop system, four mode DCC adaptive chassis control, four wheel independent sport suspension; VAQ limited slip differential lock, and vented front and rear disc brakes with red brake calipers.
Fuel Economy
31 highway miles and 25 city miles. Overall this averages 29 miles. 27 miles per gallon overall, and 25 city and 31 highway. The GTI uses 3.7 gallons of gas per 100 miles driven, and the annual fuel cost is about $1,400 based on driving 15,000 miles a year and using gasoline costing $2.55 per gallon.
The Car
Volkswagon continues to lead the pac with this supercharged, superhot compact. This is because VW makes it better each year by tweaking but not changing it. they have a good thing and lean in with the modifications, rather than redesign it year after year. Smart. And,unlike most other vehicles. What a strong repuation they have and 2019 is no exception.

The Golf Autobahn trim level was an absolute joy to ride with its adaptive suspension and 3 options for drive mode -- Normal, Sport, and Individual. Roomy, a look of almost-luxe, quite, upgrated materarials, and an exceptional look inside and out. Some folks feel that it's a little pricy, albiet close to $38K is not inexpensive, but with the Golf's repution and a 'best buy", your getting a winner.

Dual-Zone Climatronic automatic climate control. Leather wrapped sterring wheel. Driver's seat is packed - 12 way power and lumbar support. Both driver and passenger front seats are heated. Rain-sensing, intermittent front wipers with heated washer nozzels.
Rarely has a car--especially a compact one--given me so much joy to drive. The GTI, as far as I'm concerned, is the founder of the hot hatch segment of the auto market--that is, small cars that are packed with performance, practicality, and peerless handling. And GTI delivers on all counts.

In fact, the only car in the compact class that I can think of--that can even come close to the GTI specifically is the Mazda3, though auto writers think that Mazda may have slipped a bit performance wise in the new generation because of a new suspension system.

The new GTI is surprisingly roomy, especially in the back seat, and all of its controls are easily understood and easy to use. And the wonderful thing about it is how evolved, matured and refined it is. Fortunately, VW knows better than to mess with a formula that works like crazy, and is likely to be a formula that will pay the company dividends for years to come.
Safety
Of course the full entourage of safety belts, Airbags, including LATCH. Anti-lock Braking system and disc brakes. Anti-Slip Regulation and Engine Brake Assist. Electronic Brake Pressure Districtuion and Hybraulic Brake Assist. Eloctronic Stability Contro and Electronic Differenital. Intelligent Crash Response System. Rear View Camera System. Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Also, receive the 24-Hour Roadside Assistance for 3 years of 36,000. Nice beny.
Three point belts at all seating positions, advanced airbag protectin system with six airbags; antilock brakes, anti-slip regulation and engine brake Assist, electronic brake pressure distribution and hydraulic brake assist, electronic stability control and electronic differential lock, intelligent crash reponse system, lower anchors and tethers for children, rear view camera system, and tire pressure monitoring system.
Technology
Park Distance Control. Front and Rear w Park Assist. Forward Collision Warning & Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring - important! Active Blind Spot Monitor w Rear Traffic Alert. Lane Keeping System. High Beam Control. Adaptive Crusie Control. Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. 8" Touchscreen Navigation System with AM/FM/HD Radio/CD Player. Sirius® XM Radio for limited time subscription. USB input with Voice Control. Fendrell® Premium Audio System w subwoofer. Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices. Color multi-funtion display with trip odometer.

VW CAR-NET also includes App Connect Smartphone integration and Interface. Guide and Inform. Security & Service.
Standard equipment includes 18 inch alloy wheels, all season tires, automatic LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, adaptive front lighting system, heated and foldable power adjustable side mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers with heated washer nozzles; power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, GTI grille, bumpers, side skirts and trim; rear spoiler and chrome tipped exhausts, GTI interior with read accents and black headliner, leather seating with red stitching, auto dimming interior rearview mirror, ambient interior lighting, front footwell lights and illuminated vanity mirrors; stainless steel pedal cluster and illuminated GTI metal door sill scuff plates; park distance control, front and rear with parking steering assistant; forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring, active blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system, Bluetooth. Discover Media 8 inch touchscreen navigation system with AM/FM/HD radio and CD player with USB input and voice control, and many other features.
Aesthetics & Styling
Upheld by the 18" alloy wheels with all summer tires, this all-time favorite hatchback in Tornado Red with Titan Black Leather (with Red Stitch) is a renegade. You'll appreciate the GTI grille, bumbers side skirts and trim and chrome tipped dual exhaust. Roomy interior for pasengers of all sizes. Ambiant interior lighting. Auto dimming interior rearview mirror. 60-40 split folding rear seats for easy access. Classic lines and profile that has been tastefully updated, making for an unmistakable car. Inside, the GTI is sportily luxurious, with firm, supportive seats, and tastefully done interior trim.
Warranty
6 years/72,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty. 7 years/100,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty against Corrosion.

Limited Warranty against Corrosion. 7 years/100,000
One of the best in the business. 6 years/72,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty. Limited Warranty against Corrosion. 7 years/100,000.

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