After trading in a 350Z with reliability problems, I wanted something practical that would still be fun to drive. With the GTI, I do not feel like I made much of a sacrifice. This car is a blast to drive. It is quick and nimble. I'm not sure that I'm a joiner type, so the VW community still scares me a little..but I love the car.
This car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It has responsive steering and acceleration. Plus it gets decent gas mileage: 24/31 mpg.