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Golf GTI bought with pics!

I've been between a new xterra or golf GTI. I know someone on here has some experience and/or knowledge of the golf so I posted in the lounge. Here's what I'm looking @

2011 Golf GTI 4 door w/ DSG trans and a few other options. I'm not too familiar w/ VW and it'd be my first time in a German car. For 27,000 you get LSD and some other goodies that seem too good to be true. Is the car a good value? I need it to fit me, wife, car seat, and be fund to drive while being able to haul a stroller, baby bag, etc in the trunk. Thoughts?
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I like the GTI, but hate the DSG transmission. It gets almost universally bad reviews in automotive publications.

How much would an Xterra cost the way you want it equipped?
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It would be about 1000 less but the gas mileage is horrible on the x. Top gear loved the dsg though.
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It would be about 1000 less but the gas mileage is horrible on the x. Top gear loved the dsg though.
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Top gear loved the DSG because it's been the best/more unannoying dual clutch transmission they've reviewed. But overall they hate these dual-clutch transmission. So them liking the DSG doesn't say much...
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well their main perk was when you have it in one of those rather expensive cars and it makes it difficult to park. with the gti you still can put it in drive etc and drive like normal
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My mom has a GLI with DSG and I can say its better than a normal slush box. Shifts are super quick and the paddle shifters are actually kind of fun.

I would definitely go with the GTI if you want something more refined and fun drive. I've driven a DSG GTI (was a 2009) and was very satisfied. Handles like its on rails.


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Do you not get the 6speed GTI in the US?
I recommend you drive both, DSG and manual, and see which one you prefer.
If you want some "extra" fun, i would take the GTI, you will have all the space that you need.
Plus you can get the dealer to 'flash' your car right away, and you will get about 240hp instead of 210hp.

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We get the 6 speed here. The DSG is actually harder to find.


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Driving a 6 speed in NJ is kinda pointless to me. I need auto trans. If I got something manual it'd have to be a just for fun type car. What's the dealer flash do, just turn up the boost? If they do the reflash does it keep all the warranties?
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if its the dealer doing it then im sure it will keep the warranty
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