I love my 2002 180hp GTI!
I switched from a Sunfire GT to a VW,
and I never looked back!
The VW is a much more capable car in
every way! No other car in it's class
can compete with it.
I just came back from a camping trip,
where I turned my German cruise missile
into a stationwagon (folding down the
rear seats). We carried everything,
and people were amazed at how much we
could fit in the GTI!
Did I mention it was very fast?
Turbo, Turbo, Turbo... Did I mention
turbo? I also love the hatchback
philosophy. I'm an outdoors type of
guy, and I need something that can
accomodate my gear! (bikes, skis,
Only thing I would suggest is the front
seat recliners. It was ok in 1984, but
not in 2002! For those that don't know,
go have a test drive, and try to
recline the seats. VW's have been this
way for as long as I can remember.