The 20th Anniversary GTI is a pleasure to drive on long trips. The seats are very adjustable. I don't get tired of driving it on short trips either. The only thing I wished it had is a center arm rest. The performance is fantastic in every way. It handles like it's on rails. It can easily out accelerate most cars on the road today. All this, and it still gets 30 mpg on the highway.
The engine and 6 speed transmision work very well together. You would be hard pressed to find a nice match like this elsewhere.
Like I said earlier, the only thing that is missing is a center arm rest. I found that people have installed an arm rest from a different model. It still looks stock with these pieces installed also.
This car has given me more headaches than it is worth. My problems with it to date are as follows: 1-radio knob broke and fell off, headrests were missing upon delivery. 2-breaklights stopped working (dealer fixed) 3-front right wheel well fell out! 4-driver side seat was defective and replace 5-passenger seat was defective and replaced 6-on board computer display issues...dealer would not fix unless they saw it happening. 7-battery defective and replace at year two, 20,000 miles 8-dealer gave on computer display, replaced cluster with another yet another defective one 9-back for another gauge cluster... If you buy one, live close to the dealer, you'll be there a lot.
This car is at least fast and fun to drive...at that point, positive comments must end.
Build in some quality will you! I have never had so many issues with one car. The gas mileage is no where near the stated 21 city 31 highway. It's more like 15 city, 25 highway. Train your dealers to keep appointments and promised times for warrenty work completion.