2002 VW GTI 1.8T tiptronic is a hoot to drive. I am 260 lbs and these are the best, firmest seats I have ever had.
Car handles marvelously with the 17" michelins,no surprises, the acceleration is phenomonal. As I said the only 2 options that I would want is the multifunctional steering wheel with homelink, and the self dimming mirrors, but then I wouldn't have anything to yearn for. German technology rules.
The feeling of being glued to the road
This ride feels more secure to me that my wifes 2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro.
As I said: 1) multifunctional sterring wheel 2) homelink and 3) the self dimming mirrors