Volkswagen Dealers North Pole AK

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Park & Sell
(907) 452-8811
401D Old Steese Hwy
Fairbanks, AK

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Stop & Save Used Cars
(907) 452-7355
2601 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK

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Volkswagen Of Anchorage
(907) 272-5522
935 Gambell St
Anchorage, AK
 
Vito's Auto Sales
(907) 277-3336
2001 E 5TH Ave
Anchorage, AK

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Park & Sell
(907) 452-8811
401D Old Steese Hwy
Fairbanks, AK

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Affordable Used Cars
(907) 452-5707
2525 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK

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University Chevron
(907) 479-4616
3245 College Road
Fair Banks, AK
 
Stop & Save Used Cars
(907) 452-7355
2601 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK

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(907) 452-5707
2525 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK

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WASILLA MOTORS-"USED CARS FOR LESS"
(907) 707-7690
305 w. Herning
wasilla, AK
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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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