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VW GTI Driving Review

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December 10, 2013 AT 10:32 AM
The 2015 Volkswagen GTI, based on the seventh-generation Golf, is an automotive equivalent of airline-pilot intercom chatter. This latest GTI, which doesn’t go on sale in the U.S. until the first half of 2014, is similarly unflappable. The GTI has front-end grip for days, and the tail stays planted. And should you have really overcooked it, there’s a stability-control system that you can’t fully turn off anyway. With the GTI’s quick, new progressive steering rack (2.1 turns lock-to-lock), this car never feels darty or unbalanced, even when pushed hard on the squirrelly hill roads in southern France where we tested European-market versions. The GTI simply says confidently, “Don’t worry, I’ve got this handled.”