I love my GTI, It has been very reliable, it has the speed that I need, handles very well, and on long road trip my husband would take my car over his Impreza any day. My GTI is fully loaded, and many people are very impressed with the interior, and its design. The gears are very smooth, not rough.
My favourite feature has to be the blue lights on the dash. Its soooo soothing to the eyes especially at night.
The GTI should have more power, comparing to the new cars in the market it is lacking that. Make it easier to install auto starters. find a solution for door windows not to fall beetween the doors.