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Sneva's Affordable Cars
(208) 664-4798
2929 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID

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Todd's
(208) 773-8004
1790 E Seltice Way Ste B
Post Falls, ID

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Auto Credit
(208) 457-9787
120 W Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID

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George Gee Buick Pontiac Gmc
(509) 927-1000
21502 E George Gee Ave
Liberty Lake, WA

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Wally Orvik Chevrolet Oldsmobile Volkswagon Co
(208) 882-4571
936 W Pullman Rd
Moscow, ID
 
Rathdrum Motors
(208) 687-8741
13785 W Highway 53
Rathdrum, ID

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Mountain View Motors
(208) 773-2142
508 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID

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Findlay Hyundai
(208) 619-2500
1665 E Edmonton Ave
Post Falls, ID

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Lithia Volkswagen Of Boise
(208) 327-7900
9485 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
 
Paulos Con Volkswagen-Mazda
(208) 733-2954
1534 Blue Lakes Blvd N
Twin Falls, ID
 
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2010 Volkswagen GTI Compact Sedan with DSG Direct Shift Gearbox Review Ratings

By Derek Price   

The Volkswagen GTI has represents a potent combination of sports car-like finesse and tuned driving excitement in a versatile hatchback design

The Volkswagen GTI has represents a potent combination of sports car-like finesse and tuned driving excitement in a versatile hatchback design

What was tested?:2010 Volkswagen GTI four-door sedan with DSG, Direct Shift Gearbox.

Options: Power sunroof ($1,000), navigation package ($1,750). Price as tested (including $700 destination charge):

Price as tested: (including $700 destination charge): $28,440.

Pros: It's fast, refined and smart looking. It's nostalgic, too, with throwback styling that evokes the original hot hatch of the 1980s.

Cons: It costs over $24,000 with the awesome DSG gearbox."

Competitors: Mazda 3 , Mini Cooper , Audi A3 .

If you're shopping for a compact car, there are a few things you can always expect to find, like a low price and good gas mileage. But what about refinement?

Unfortunately, most small cars aren't on the leading edge of technology, smoothness and sophistication, and buyers generally don't mind. They're looking for something affordable and efficient. If the engine has emphysema and the suspension has polio, so be it. The Volkswagen GTI, though, is different.

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI continues its performance showcase inside the cabin, with accommodations that will delight both driver and passengers

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI continues its performance showcase inside the cabin, with accommodations that will delight both driver and passengers

This compact car aims, above all else, to be refined. It's a little more expensive than most commuter cars, but it feels a lot more expensive, with the kind of performance, comfort and tech gear that you'd normally expect from a luxury brand.

Take the GTI's transmission. Normal cars in this class would have either a manual or automatic transmission -- nothing fancy. But the GTI comes with one of the most impressive pieces of technology in any car at any price: a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

The DSG is something you'll often find in exotic sports cars. Essentially, it's a robotic manual transmission that offers the perfect combination between a stick-shift and an automatic.

Like a stick-shift, it offers ultra-fast shifts that make the driver feel connected to the car. But like an automatic, there's no clutch pedal to get in the way. You can change gears with paddles on the steering wheel, or you can leave it in fully automatic mode for normal cruising around town.

The latest version of the Volkswagen GTI utilizes the acclaimed 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder gasoline engine

The latest version of the Volkswagen GTI utilizes the acclaimed 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder gasoline engine

Another big difference is under the hood. Where most small cars would have a regular four-cylinder engine that may or may not sound like a lawnmower, the GTI adds a turbocharger and intercooler to create a powerplant that's as powerful and smooth as anything in its class.

Step on the gas pedal, and the GTI responds with a torrent of torque that can easily spin the f...

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