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Used 2016 GTI or 2017 GTI?? New GTI Owner

DSNoravong

New member
Location
Shawnee
Car(s)
2014 VW Golf
Hello,

Wanted to get some opinions since I'm looking to purchase a used 2016 or 2017 VW GTI S.

Options:

#01:
Used 2017 VW GTI S with 81K miles & 2 previous owners. Buying this from Carvana for $20,600 (not including taxes & $490 shipping fees).
*On Carvana site, car has some noticeable repair on hood at 2 locations, but hard to see from pics they posted.
*Originally I was suppose to get this car today, but Carvana postponed it another week out since they said they are having delivery issues.
*Comes with 7 days return money back guarantee.

#02: Used 2016 VW GTI S with 84K miles & 1 previous owner. Buying this from Carmax for $19,998 (not including taxes & $199 shipping fees). Comes with (2) new tires.
*Comes with 30 days return money back guarantee.

Notes:
1. Once I get either car I plan to get it fully inspected thoroughly to make sure no major modifications has been done previously.

2. I been trying to research which GTI model year (2016 or 2017) is better to buy so I don't have turbo/engine issues later. I heard the later MK7 are better to buy since VW tends to fix issues from early models.

3). I know its ideal to get a low mileage car, but with the car market right now $24-$30K is out of my price range.

I plan to just used this car to drive from home to work (10-15 miles/day) & not planning to mod it at all. I currently have a 2014 VW golf & I just love the feel & drive of the car.

If there was a post about this already, I apologize ahead & thank you for your feedbacks.
 

nomunic

Go Kart Champion
Location
East Coast
Car(s)
MK7
2017 is better, from what I’ve heard.
 

JC_451

Autocross Champion
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Those prices...

Is the 2014 dying?
 

ElectricEye

Autocross Newbie
Location
Central NJ
Hello,

Wanted to get some opinions since I'm looking to purchase a used 2016 or 2017 VW GTI S.

Options:

#01:
Used 2017 VW GTI S with 81K miles & 2 previous owners. Buying this from Carvana for $20,600 (not including taxes & $490 shipping fees).
*On Carvana site, car has some noticeable repair on hood at 2 locations, but hard to see from pics they posted.
*Originally I was suppose to get this car today, but Carvana postponed it another week out since they said they are having delivery issues.
*Comes with 7 days return money back guarantee.

#02: Used 2016 VW GTI S with 84K miles & 1 previous owner. Buying this from Carmax for $19,998 (not including taxes & $199 shipping fees). Comes with (2) new tires.
*Comes with 30 days return money back guarantee.

Notes:
1. Once I get either car I plan to get it fully inspected thoroughly to make sure no major modifications has been done previously.

2. I been trying to research which GTI model year (2016 or 2017) is better to buy so I don't have turbo/engine issues later. I heard the later MK7 are better to buy since VW tends to fix issues from early models.

3). I know its ideal to get a low mileage car, but with the car market right now $24-$30K is out of my price range.

I plan to just used this car to drive from home to work (10-15 miles/day) & not planning to mod it at all. I currently have a 2014 VW golf & I just love the feel & drive of the car.

If there was a post about this already, I apologize ahead & thank you for your feedbacks.
As for any turbo issues between a '16 or 17, I don't believe there is any difference.
If there is a difference, it would lie in which car was treated better - as in oil changes and lack of abuse - rather than in model year.
Supposedly some early 2015's had turbo issues (mine is an early 2015 with 66,000 miles and never had a turbo issue) and there was a turbo revision somewhere in the 2015 model year if memory serves.
I never checked the number on the back of my turbo to see if mine is the revised on or not, because I'm not going to swap it out anyway.
I like your GTI #02 for having one owner, no visible repair damage, and a 30 day return.
I'd take that over being one model year older, and with a very marginal 8,000 miles more.
 

dequardo

Autocross Newbie
Location
America’s Dairyland
Car(s)
‘21 GLI Autobahn GLI
I’d go with whatever CARFAX report looked better and would lean to the 1 owner. You’ll have to pay the shipping fees for both.
 

DSNoravong

New member
Location
Shawnee
Car(s)
2014 VW Golf
As for any turbo issues between a '16 or 17, I don't believe there is any difference.
If there is a difference, it would lie in which car was treated better - as in oil changes and lack of abuse - rather than in model year.
Supposedly some early 2015's had turbo issues (mine is an early 2015 with 66,000 miles and never had a turbo issue) and there was a turbo revision somewhere in the 2015 model year if memory serves.
I never checked the number on the back of my turbo to see if mine is the revised on or not, because I'm not going to swap it out anyway.
I like your GTI #02 for having one owner, no visible repair damage, and a 30 day return.
I'd take that over being one model year older, and with a very marginal 8,000 miles more.
Looking at the carfax, the 2016 was a personal 1 owner car & the 2017 was a leased & personal 2 owners car.
 

ElectricEye

Autocross Newbie
Location
Central NJ
Looking at the carfax, the 2016 was a personal 1 owner car & the 2017 was a leased & personal 2 owners car.
That information would steer me towards the 2016.
There could be other variables of course, but previous ownership is in the favor of the 2016.
 

JC_451

Autocross Champion
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Hood repair means accident history.

I would stretch the budget and expand the options.
 
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