2010 Volkswagen GTI Test-Drive Update: A look around the inside

Weekly Test-Drive 2010 Volkswagen GTI

As reported yesterday, we are test-driving the 2010 Volkswagen GTI this week. Today we’ll give you a little look around the inside of the new V-dub hot hatch.

The interior is uncompromisingly sporty. Beginning with the sports leather seats (available with the Autobahn Package), to the Audi-shaped multi-functional steering wheel (with paddle-shifters if you opt for the 6-speed automatic DSG), the GTI offers a very sporty cabin that is enhanced with red-stitching. Volkswagen says that sitting down is as simple as jumping in, moving “the seat forward once then back, and that is it. Sit down. Done. A perfect fit.” We beg to differ because finding a comfortable driving position in the GTI is a bit difficult since it doesn’t come with power seats.

Standard interior features include a basic climate control system (with no Auto function), Interlagos plaid pattern cloth seats, height adjustable steering column, a touchscreen sound system with 8 speakers, 6-CD changer, MP3/iPod connectivity, SIRIUS satellite radio (w/ 6-month paid subscription) and a trip computer.

Our test GTI comes with the $2,795 Autobahn package, which adds heated leather sports sets, a sunroof and front sports seats. We also had Volkswagen’s $1,750 DVD Satellite Navigation System and the advanced Dynaudio sound system.

Overall, quality is way above average for a car in this segment. Everything you touch feels like it was put together with great detail and attention.

We’ll be test-driving the 2010 GTI for two more days so make sure you ask us all the questions you want. We’ll do our best to answer everything.

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– By: Omar Rana

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