From Europe? Not the point anyway. People were comparing buying a Focus ST or Fiesta ST and since they don't make them anymore for the US it's a moot point.
it's a moot point.
I really like the GTI and am seriously considering getting a used one 4-5 years from now (2019+ model). However, the reliability concerns are what's holding me back. The car really fits all my requirements- fast, fun to drive, good fuel economy, and large cargo capacity. The other cars that I would consider buying used are:
1. Kia Stinger (but it's not great in gas, and doesn't come with a manual tranny)
2. Honda Civic Type R (but I'm not too keen on the looks).
The Stinger, I suspect, will depreciate quite a bit and will be a good used car buy a few years from now.
I typically drive my cars until the very end of their life span (16 years with my last 2 cars). Will the GTI be more costly to own than the other 2, given the higher possibility of increased repairs/maintenance and potentially shorter life span? Or will the savings in fuel costs outweigh this?
He didn't post that in this thread.The other moot point is this thread because OP appears to have started shopping in 2014 (!), then a year ago says he/she was shopping to buy 4-5 years from that time. He/she is planning to drive his/her 2007 Honda Fit into the ground (nothing wrong with that btw) before maybe getting a used GTI. Unless his/her timetable has moved up quite a bit, then this maybe potential used car purchase is still 3-4 years away and decent chance a lot of us won't even be on this forum anymore...
Some good info and discussion otherwise
True. But the only one in this thread that isn't is from Canada.
between the 3 dealers in Vegas I’ve visited for service, purchase and parts... you would actually be surprised how the little employees actually own VWs, especially the techs! The employee lots are a mix of other cars.The VW salesperson from whom I ultimately bought my GTI actually owned an Focus ST which I thought was interesting.