From day one when I got this car my, I was amazed. I am a big fan of VWs, I have had the privileges of owning two GTIs and still have one of them (95 GTI VR6 with 180kmi). Was in the market for a new GTI but after reading the reviews of MS3 I had to test drive one, and I was hooked. The car is everything you read about, quick acceleration, handles great, HID headlights, navigation, rain sensing wipers, the list goes on. You get everything you pay for and then some. Other vehicles will easily have you closer to $30k for the same amenities and you still will not get 263 hp out of a 4cyl or some 6s.
Turbo charged engine. Love the seats. Rain sensing wipers. Bose sound system. Aux input for MP3 player. Nice arm rest w/storage compartment. Nav. HID lights and how the hood scoop is integrated to the underside of the hood (Stealth).
First 2 gears need more power, better fog lights, Shifting can be notchy, sunroof, have different choices of interior lighting - that much red can be too much.