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About Volkswagen GTI

As one of the best-known budget performance cars sold in America, Volkswagen GTI has been built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, since 1975 as a compact and family car. Originally introduced as a trim level of Volkswagen Golf available in West Germany, GTI was marketed to the U.S. in 1983. Competing against the Subaru Impreza WRX, Ford Mustang and Scion FR-S, GTI was Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year and Automobile Magazine's Car of the Year. Now, GTI is in its seventh generation.
The six-generation Volkswagen GTI was produced from 2008 through 2013 based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform. It was offered in two-door and four-door hatchback body styles and came in two trim levels. equipped with heated sport seats, Bluetooth connectivity, touchscreen interfaces, iPod integration, a sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, a navigation and leather upholstery, Volkswagen GTI was powered by a 2.0 L I4 rated at 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 6-speed manual and a dual-clutch automated manual DSG transmission to front wheels. The current GTI is a performance-oriented version of Golf and comes in three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. GTI still gets power from 2.0 L turbocharged I4, which could produce 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and transmission from previous generation get retained.

Volkswagen GTI Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Keeping traditional strengths of refinement, practicality and quality, but boasting enhance agility and performance, Volkswagen GTI is a best choice for many car shoppers. However, still after a while of driving, some common problems will appear pm GTI:
First, clutch slipping ranks first among all other issues on Volkswagen GTI according to the data from the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. For drivers who have knowledge background about working principle of automobiles, they will recognize it easily as transmission failure. This issue could be serious enough to make your GTI impotent so you need to learn about how to diagnose and solve the typical symptoms of transmission failure as soon as possible. Generally speaking, it often starts with clunking or grinding noises from beneath the vehicle; then it would evolve in indicator not matching the gear, vehicle starting in another gear or refusing to go into any gear; finally, you will find difficulty in shifting gears and transmission slippage and surging. All these symptoms could be attributed to the GTI transmission assembly, automatic transmission shifter, automatic transmission filter, clutch fork and shift cable.
Second, for Volkswagen GTI owners, engine blew is another serious issue, which will arise when the vehicle is only at 25,000 miles. I believe every driver knows that it is the engine that goes wrong to cause engine blew and if left unattended, more serious consequences will definitely appear. Thus, these recognizable and simple symptoms of this issue provided by experienced GTI drivers are hoped to be helpful for you. First of all, there will be strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling from the engine when it is in operation; gradually, you will notice a decrease in engine performance so that misfiring, stalling, hard staring and even inability to start becoming the manifestations. Finally, you will find a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy and illuminated Check Engine Light. Under such circumstance, you need to inspect if the GTI spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, engine mount, fuel pump, drive belt and timing chain.
However, many vulnerable auto parts on your Volkswagen GTI need routine maintenance to keep well function. You are advised to maintain the GTI seat belt, door handle, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter routinely because all of them play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they are forced to work under harsh conditions.
In order to have a long-lived Volkswagen GTI, you need to take OEM Volkswagen GTI auto parts as the only option for parts replacements. VWPartsPrime.com covers a vast selection of lowest-priced manufacturer-warrantied genuine Volkswagen GTI auto parts online. These OEM GTI could meet your every requirement in quality, reliability, durability and affordability, they are also favored by hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service. You can shop with confidence now and bring your GTI back to prime condition in the shortest time!