I admit i didn't know much about the GTI,after one test drive i was very impressed.The car gets respect in the road compare to the other compact cars. I really don't have much to tell since the others reviews hit it on the nose. All i know i feel invincible in the road and the respect of other vehicle.
xds,xenon lights(how they self check when first come on)touch screen radio.
More horsepower.better wheels.i have the 18detroid.