Originally Posted by PhillyNate
I can't speak to the reliabilty of a 2013 VW GLI. We do own a VW though. A 2007 Jetta Wolfsburg 2.5. The engine though noisy and course has been ROCK solid and I bet you didn't know the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder is ACTUALLY half a Gallardo engine. That's a fact. The auto trans hasn't been an issue either. The problem we've had and why we'll never buy another VW is ever since the car's been outta warranty it's been one electrical problem after another. We have a 2006 Honda Accord also with triple the mileage of the Jetta and have infinitely more confidence in lasting long-term.
No it is not half of the Lamborghini V10... The 2.5L is designed and developed by the same man that created the V10. Although it does share one Lamborghini part... The 20 valve aluminum cylinder head.