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Old 11-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #43
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I know consumer reports is lame but reliability wise, the 2010 gti used to be recommended and had average overall reliability but has since dropped to below average reliability and is no longer recommended. The newer ones have had plenty of problems. Mine has had none of the problems that are supposedly so common
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I know consumer reports is lame but reliability wise, the 2010 gti used to be recommended and had average overall reliability but has since dropped to below average reliability and is no longer recommended. The newer ones have had plenty of problems. Mine has had none of the problems that are supposedly so common
I have a 2011, kinda glad cause id be alittle worried about the longevity of the push button start and headlight LEDs on the newer gtis. When that warranty runs out id be concerned about the cost to fix those.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #45
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I have a 2011, kinda glad cause id be alittle worried about the longevity of the push button start and headlight LEDs on the newer gtis. When that warranty runs out id be concerned about the cost to fix those.
push button start is the shit. Call me old fashioned, I'm still amazed at the fact of being able to unlock my car and start the engine with a push of a button WITHOUT my keys ever leaving my pocket. dat tech be so cray these days mang
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #46
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Tune before I buy?
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #47
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Look at all the issues the 2010 GTIs have compared to the 2013s. I would never get the first gen of a new car. Too many issues that may come up that will eventually get fixed a couple years later. Plus at that point there should be a lot more modding options.
That's where leasing comes in.

Will the MK7 still be the first Gen., when we get it?
It'll have been out in Europe for quite a while by the time we see it.

'Course, it'll be the first run off of the Puebla plant which may create it's own problems...
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Tune before I buy?
actually thats not a bad idea, maybe you can call up local apr dealer and say hey look i havent bought my gti yet but if i pay for the tune and labor now, when i buy the gti can i bring it in for your sale price that you are currently offering? Then you can get a fully loaded ecu and save $600 now.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #49
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I know consumer reports is lame but reliability wise, the 2010 gti used to be recommended and had average overall reliability but has since dropped to below average reliability and is no longer recommended. The newer ones have had plenty of problems. Mine has had none of the problems that are supposedly so common
Obviously not everyone will have problems with their cars but it's just common sense that later model cars should have less problems. For example my 13' GTI came with all the updated parts that are known to fail on the car. Now I know not everyone will have an issue and you guys get extended warranties on those parts but I won't have to go through the trouble of getting mine replaced (fingers crossed hahahha). I am sure there are 10' GTIs that have never been in the shop, but I also bet on average earlier model cars will have more issues than later model cars.

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That's where leasing comes in.

Will the MK7 still be the first Gen., when we get it?
It'll have been out in Europe for quite a while by the time we see it.

'Course, it'll be the first run off of the Puebla plant which may create it's own problems...
Ya, it sucks though because I could never lease a car unless it was a weekend car. I have to travel for work and the amount of miles I put on the car would make leasing way more expensive for me.
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Obviously not everyone will have problems with their cars but it's just common sense that later model cars should have less problems. For example my 13' GTI came with all the updated parts that are known to fail on the car. Now I know not everyone will have an issue and you guys get extended warranties on those parts but I won't have to go through the trouble of getting mine replaced (fingers crossed hahahha). I am sure there are 10' GTIs that have never been in the shop, but I also bet on average earlier model cars will have more issues than later model cars.



Ya, it sucks though because I could never lease a car unless it was a weekend car. I have to travel for work and the amount of miles I put on the car would make leasing way more expensive for me.
personally id rather have a pre 2013 because it now comes with the 100k warranty on injector or intake manifold failure.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #51
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #52
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push button start is the shit. Call me old fashioned, I'm still amazed at the fact of being able to unlock my car and start the engine with a push of a button WITHOUT my keys ever leaving my pocket. dat tech be so cray these days mang
Same here, i've owned close to 30 cars and this is the first I've had with kessy. There's no going back now, this car spoiled me.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #54
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When I purchased my 2013 Autobahn a few months ago the best information available was that the MK7 would be "released" in the US "by the end of the second quarter of 2014." Such a vague release date typically means "sometime in the third quarter" before I'd see one on the dealer lot. And with pent up demand, that probably meant I'd wait until 4th quarter before I could get what I wanted. Bottom line is that it would be a 12-18 month wait for a car probably at MSRP+.

Alternatively, I could have an Autobahn in the color I wanted at $3K under MSRP. And though I couldn't care less where it's built, I suspected that resale would probably hold up a bit better for the "last German GTI."

So, no, I don't regret getting an MK6. If the MK7 lives up to the hype I may consider swapping for a new one in a couple of years and take the depreciation hit but in the meantime I'll have a car I love to drive.
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Buying new you're getting screwed....especially in the first year of any and all new platforms. My wife's 2008 lancer had the throttle completely shit out while trying to merge in-front of a semi. Turns out something in the electronics overheated and burned through some wires. The car was bought within 2 weeks of its release, and the problem didn't arise till nearly a year later. Mitsubishi recalled this problem but what if she had gotten seriously hurt. As far as new car buyers go, i consider them "live and learn" customers. They take the risk of potentially dangerous problems with their cars, covered by warranty or not....an unknown variable in any car model is enough for me to steer aware from new car production. Newly remodeled, new platform, new plant in a new country...thats more than enough for me to have new worries. Ill gladly wait 2-3 years before buying an mk7. Love the GTI history, but if fsi to tsi has shown us anything...only time will tell what mk7 will be in terms of reliability and performance.
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Buying new you're getting screwed....especially in the first year of any and all new platforms. My wife's 2008 lancer had the throttle completely shit out while trying to merge in-front of a semi. Turns out something in the electronics overheated and burned through some wires. The car was bought within 2 weeks of its release, and the problem didn't arise till nearly a year later. Mitsubishi recalled this problem but what if she had gotten seriously hurt. As far as new car buyers go, i consider them "live and learn" customers. They take the risk of potentially dangerous problems with their cars, covered by warranty or not....an unknown variable in any car model is enough for me to steer aware from new car production. Newly remodeled, new platform, new plant in a new country...thats more than enough for me to have new worries. Ill gladly wait 2-3 years before buying an mk7. Love the GTI history, but if fsi to tsi has shown us anything...only time will tell what mk7 will be in terms of reliability and performance.
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