2019 Volkswagen GTI

Post By: Allen Baca

Date: 01/09/2024

The Story

I originally bought a brand new 2017 base model with DSG. I started having issues with the electrical at around 10,000-15,000 miles. Numerous trips to the dealership to figure out what was going on for a little over a year the car was lemon lawed. Contacted VW of America and replaced to my current car. I originally wanted a manual transmission, so I asked if that's possible, they did agree to this. I received a 2019 GTI SE model with a manual transmission from the manufacturer, the car made it's voyage from Mexico to the California harbor. It was then transported from California to the dealership I bought the original car in Arizona. Drove the car stock for about a year before I started modding it (this is my first I have modified). The car has full bolt ons and a stage 2 tune by German Elite Tuning. The car is fun to drive whether I'm commuting to work, the store, etc or driving through windy roads. I even started doing Uber eats in it.

Current Setup

  • Performance: COBB Accessport, CTS Air Intake, IE Turbo Inlet Pipe, ECS Tuning Intercooler Piping, Mishimoto Intercooler, BSH Speedshop Downpipe, AFE Catback Exhaust, ECS Tuning Turbo muffler delete, ECS Tuning diverter valve spacer, 1 step colder spark plugs
  • Suspension: Stock
  • Wheels: Stock

Planned Upgrades

  • Performance: Clutch and short shifter
  • Suspension: Lowering springs