2012 Volkswagen GLI Values

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After a 2-year hiatus, the GLI returns as the sportiest trim level in the Jetta lineup. This all-new model features a sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension system, a 200-hp turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. Inside, the GLI features sport seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, both of which set it apart from other Jetta models.

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High-end options and feel in a small package, powerful engine, superb handling

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The GLI has always stood for inexpensive performance, and after several years' hiatus, the model returns for 2012, aimed squarely at buyers looking for a peppy yet still affordable sports sedan. It's reasonably competitive in a generally crowded segment, going up against cars like the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Si. But at just $24,000, it's the cheapest European sports sedan on the market, and that gives it great bang for the buck.


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