This is my first brand new car, and my second VW. After driving a host of Japanese, American, German etc., etc., and after owning a MKIII Golf, this GTI is AWESOME! The power is definately more than adequate, the ergonomics are great, and is a kick in the pants to drive. This is my commuter car so I am in it daily and absolutely love to drive the 30 minute comute in the morning because I get to drive this car!!
One touch up and down windows, 17 in stock rims, recaro knock off seats --> great support in the twisties!!
Owner upgraded stereo system, the Monsoon is nice, but pay Best Buy or some other retailer to upgrade the deck and speakers, much nicer sound!! The ride can be a little harsh after a long day at work or school.