I own a 2003 Cobra so I'm used to a fast car. I was surprised by the GTI's ability to just get up and go. Its handling is awesome and the design is very eye catching. We got rid of our Xterra to save on gas but it's hard not to get on it everywhere you go. I turned my wife onto this car and I'm glad I did, she was going to get a Rabbit.
A little bit bigger turbo or less restrictive intake and exhaust system. This car would be perfect with 235 or 250hp from the factory.