I bought this car after considering the
Vibe, Matrix, and protege-5. They all
cost about the same if you add the
options needed to bring them up to the
GTI standard equipment. This car
replaced a 95 Subaru Impreza 2.2
wagon. The interior of the GTI is
great, I wanted leather but the local
dealers didn't have it with the luxury
package so I went with the moon roof
and monsoon instead.
I've had one big problem that seems
like a common one for the
passenger window supports broke and the
window fell into the door frame. It
took the dealer 3 days to fix this
since they didn't have the parts.
Interior look and feel, power, cargo
space, long list of standard features.
Sun visors are too short and don't
offer any protection from the side
window. The cup holders as others have
noted. Slow process to lower the back
seats. Stronger window supports.