I didn't post it, but I would argue:Please elaborate...?
The optional dual-zone climate control is nice, and I do prefer the design of the dash layout to the MKVI GTI. Here's to hoping the '13s have improved door cards :beer:I didn't post it, but I would argue:
--Dual-zone climate control is nicer.
--The GLI's dash *looks* a little more like a classic VW dash... specifically it looks like the MkIV and B5 era VW and Audi interiors.
--Though its all up to personal preference, many have stated that the GLI's Fender system is the superior of the two high-end stereos.
And that's about it. The GLI's dash may match the GTI, but its door panels and console are made out of something more harsh than my oldest TV's remote control. I'm REALLY hoping that something changes for '13 in the regard.
Initially went to VW dealer to just 'test drive' a Manual TDI Passat and a Jetta as so few quality cars now a days can be had with a Manual transmission. Ended up seeing the GLI, which I didn't even know existed until I showed up at the dealer that afternoon, and really loved the look over the S, SE, SEL Jetta's and was comparable in size to the '07 TL I was trading in... Did not know at the time it would be better in the performance department than the TL while maintaining decent fuel economy... Looked at a GTI as well, but the GTI struck me as something immature in a way.
Dealer made an offer I could not refuse, $19,999 OTD @ .65% APR, I drove off with the Tornado Red GLI the same night, and considering I had no intention of buying a new car 2 weeks ago, it made that good of an impression. Just broke the 500 mile mark, and have 0 regrets.
Hoping the Headlights from the 2013 GLI's will work in the 2012, as the one thing that would push this car over the top for me would be the new Headlights in the '13's.