I've waited 5 years for this GTI. So
far it's been great. However, I will
say it isn't for the impatient. The
power is there, but some times it takes
a second or 2. Gear selection is key.
Fit and finish of the interior/exterior
is good. Controls are within easy
reach, but the HVAC knobs are a little
too low for my taste. Well, at least
the cup holders don't block the radio
anymore. The front seats have plenty of
adjustment to fit anyone. I compared
this car to the RSX & A4 Avant, but
liked the GTI better overall. On my
next VW, I'm going with the VR6 motor
for driving simplicity and for the
extra features that come with it. Get
the R32 if you can afford it.
Vast array of aftermarket parts. Blue
dash lights. 60/40 split seats.
Sunroof. Max torque at 2k rpm. Seat
heaters. Hatch versatility.
VW needs to reduce the torque
steer and lose the 22lb dual-mass
(makes engine rev slow bewteen shifts).
All cars need the MFA dispaly. All
manuals need to be the 6-speed. Bring
us 4-door hot hatches like Europe.
All turbo cars should come with boost
gauge and an exhaust