Volkswagen GTI is a "trophy car" according to VW. And that may well be true but unfortunately it is not nearly a record-breaker in terms of reliability. J.D. Power and Associates gave Volkswagen GTI a "Mediocre" rating in terms of reliability. What's a GTI owner to do? Get an extended warranty for Volkswagen GTI, custom-designed plan, to close coverage gaps that factory GTI warranty leaves open. Additionally, GTI extended warranty significantly improves the scope of coverage of the original manufacturer's warranty. For example, GTI extended warranty provides coverage for transmission, suspension, ignition and other critical engine components for up to an additional 100,000 miles and/or 5 years. Plus, all electronic components of your sporty GTI are also covered by the GTI extended warranty. Read below and compare the difference the between factory GTI warranty and special-designed Volkswagen GTI extended warranty coverage.
Factory GTI Warranty
Volkswagen GTI warranty from the manufacturer comes with standard benefits listed below.
- Mileage Limits: 3 yrs / 36,000 miles (whichever comes first)
- Drivetrain: 5 yrs / 60,000 miles
- Free Maintenance: 3 yrs / 36,000 miles
- Roadside: 3 yrs / 36,000 miles
- Rust: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Cost: Usually included with a purchase
VW GTI Extended Warranty
Compare GTI extended warranty plan benefits below with standard coverage provided by Volkswagen factory GTI warranty.
- Mileage Limits: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles (whichever comes first)
- Drivetrain: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Discounted Maintenance: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Roadside: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Electrical components: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Transmission: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Brakes, A/C: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Steering, Fuel, Suspension: 5 yrs / 100,000 miles
- Other extended warranty benefits:
- Car rental reimbursement
- Lockout assistance
- Trip interruption protection
- BONUS: 50-state coverage
- BONUS: Fully transferable coverage
Volkswagen GTI Recommended Maintenance
There is no charge to receive maintenance under VW's Carefree Maintenance Program for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Volkswagen recommends that cars receive the following basic services every 5,000 miles:
- Oil Change
- Brake fluid
Drivers are advised that the following maintenance services should occur every 10,000 miles:
- Rotate wheels
- Transmission check
Your Volkswagen GTI will perform as well as you maintain it. This is yet another reason to get an extended warranty for your GTI. In fact, with a GTI extended warranty you will get deep discounts to the national car maintenance chains and save money on the maintenance activities you have to pay for anyway. Most importantly, though, you will get comprehensive car repair bill protection in the event something engine-related or electric malfunctions in your GTI. Extended warranty plan will pay for the repairs covered under the plan - no hassle for you. To further put your mind at ease, GTI extended warranty even allows you to choose any licensed repair shop. Now that's the coverage that can't be beat by a factory GTI warranty.
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About Volkswagen GTI
The Volkswagen GTI, the Golf's more compact, sportier sister, is now in its 6th generation. The GTI was the original hot-hatch, first introduced to the US in 1983. The GTI has been released under various names over the past 30 years, including Golf GTI and Rabbit GTI in the US. It is considered one of the top entry level performance cars in its class - very highly regarded by consumers and auto reviewers for its price, power and real-world performance.
GTI is an aggressively sporty version of the Golf, available as a two- or four-door hatchback. The turbocharged 2.0 four cylinder engine can provide 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. A six speed manual transmission is standard; a dual-clutch automated manual transmission, called a DSG, is optional. The GTI is capable of reaching 200 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Despite its small size, the GTI has a roomy cabin with interior features so refined it makes the GTI feel almost like a luxury car. The cabin is almost identical to Volkswagen's true luxury model the CC, sans the leather seats (tartan cloth is standard). Interior equipment includes heated front seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker audio system with touch screen controls and an iPod interface. It's sister vehicle, the Volkswagen Golf, is one of the most popular cars ever sold in Great Britain, where 1,500,000 Golfs have been sold. The Golf GTI distinguishes itself with its good looks, comfortable interior and high performance.
As hot-hatches go, the Golf GTI is ranks among the top five vehicles in its class for its quality, performance and price. Automobile Magazine's reviewer said "Volkswagen's GTI is magic. What else can you call a diminutive hatchback that can shame supercars." Consumer Guide's car reviewer called the Golf GTI "…a practical hatchback with near premium-compact build quality and serious driving-enthusiast appeal." A reviewer from Edmunds online said, "This German hot rod might cost more than its Japanese rivals, but inside it's easy to see why."
"The two chrome exhaust pipes make the GTI look more menacing than the civilized VW Golf" says Car and Driver magazine. APR Motorsport was victorious driving the Golf GTI in the Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) Class.
Is your GTI's luxury trim covered under the factory GTI warranty in case parts break? Volkswagen covers some parts, but not necessarily all. A Volkswagen GTI extended warranty can protect you in case of warranty gaps.