2013 Volkswagen GTI


My first new car. Purchased just a few days after returning from my honeymoon as an early birthday gift to myself. The perfect daily driver. Sporty when you want to have fun, civilized when you need it to be.


My 2013 Volkswagen GTI





Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

GTI Autobahn: $30,995

Destination: $795



2.0L TSI, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI® direct fuel injection; 200 hp, 207 lbs/ft of torque

Red brake calipers on front vented disc brakes (312 mm) and rear solid disc brakes (286 mm)

Electromechanical power steering system with variable assistance and active return

Sport suspension with independent front MacPherson struts and rear fully independent 4-link suspension

Cross Differential System (XDS)

6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode and with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters



Climatic manual single-zone climate control with pollen filter

Anti-theft alarm system for doors, hood, trunk, and radio with audible and visual activation

Cruise control

Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature, clock, outside temperature

Multi-function trip computer with compass, trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station display, personalizing function

2 radio-frequency remote transmitter key fobs with lock, unlock, rear trunk release, panic button for central locking, and selectable access valet key feature

2 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console and 1 in cargo area

Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated and with covers Brushed aluminum appearance footrest and pedal covers

8-way manually adjustable top sport seats, heated

60/40-split folding rear seat with center armrest and pass-through 1-touch lane-change signal feature

Leather-wrapped, multi-function sport steering wheel, height-adjustable with telescopic steering column

2 front, 2 rear cupholders

Lockable glovebox

Leather-wrapped shift knob and handbrake grip

Leather seating surfaces

Rear passenger ventilation for heat and A/C in center console

Power windows with pinch protection; front windows with automatic 1-touch feature, operable from driver's side only



RNS 315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center console and SD memory card reader

Dynaudio premium sound system

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription

Bluetooth with audio streaming

Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod® cable

Keyless access with push-button start (KESSY)



Fully galvanized sheet metal

Black front grille with honeycomb mesh and red surround strip

Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

Power-operated, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals Textured black sport side skirt

Power tilting/sliding tinted sunroof

Rear spoiler above rear hatch

18" Serron alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks and all-season performance tires

Heated windshield washer nozzles



Crash-optimized front end

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Automatic locking feature (doors lock when vehicle reaches 8 mph)

Child-safety rear door locks (4-Door only)

Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system

Side Curtain Protection® airbags, front and rear

3-point safety belts for all seating positions, includes safety belt pretensioners for driver, front passenger, and rear outboard seating positions

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)

Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Engine Braking Assist (EBA)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD)

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)



Exterior Color Candy White

Interior Trim Titan Black leather



Mojo Mats (summer)

Monster Mats (winter)

Heavy Duty Cargo-Logic Trunk Liner with CarGo Blocks


10/11/2012 - 4 - Vehicle offered for sale at King Volkswagen in Gaithersburg, Maryland

10/12/2012 - 5 - Pre-delivery inspection completed

10/18/2012 - 50 - Vehicle sold (to me!) at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles in Sterling, Virginia

10/19/2012 - 51 - Safety inspection completed

01/04/2013 - 3,450 - Maintenance inspection completed

04/04/2013 - 6,733 - Maintenance inspection completed, Headlight switch replaced

09/13/2013 - 9,451 - Maintenance inspection completed, 10,000 mile service performed, Safety inspection completed

12/26/2013 - 12,541 - Maintenance inspection completed, Drive belt(s) replaced, Cooling system checked

02/28/2014 - 14,362 - Maintenance inspection completed

04/28/2014 - 15,793 - Maintenance inspection completed

08/15/2014 - 19,956 - Maintenance inspection completed, 20,000 mile service performed, Safety inspection completed, Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned

10/17/2014 - 21,000 - Emissions inspection completed

05/02/2015 - 25,745 - Maintenance inspection completed, One wheel replaced, Two tires mounted and balanced

08/21/2015 - 28,830 - Maintenance inspection completed, 30,000 mile service performed, Brake fluid flushed/changed, KESSY system reprogrammed and key fob batteries replaced, Safety inspection completed

10/05/2015 - 30,470 - Vehicle turn-in

01/27/2016 - 30,472 - Sold at vehicle auction

02/02/2016 - 30,479 - Offered for sale at The Autobarn VW of Evanston, Illinois