I've owned several BMW's which all seem to fall apart @ 80K miles. My last 740I was very expensive to maintain & boring to drive. I wanted to try something more practical with better mileage. I'm 41 so I thought my white GTI with 18"'s was a practical, fun and young looking decision. So far I like it very much. The DSG is amazing. If you are considering the fun factor, compared to BMW, Audi & Honda, the GTI is a great choice.
Fits me perfectly, headlights are great, very nimble, love the turbo, great brakes, very practical for active people.
When the windows/moon roof are open terrible wind lofting