The performance is awesome all around & still feels a bit on the luxury side, 6 spd shifts perfectly, very comfortable heated seats, high quality interior. I actually get 30 mpg on a regular basis which I think is excellent! I test drove many vehicles which were more powerful but chose the GTI because hands down it was all around awesome. This car is so fun to drive I find myself leaving the house and just driving for hours with no destination in mind. I have tornado red with the 18" wheel pkg & this car turns heads everywhere I go. I can't say enough good things about this vehicle.
Highly economical 4cyl. turbo, steering wheel, stereo, shifter, clutch brakes, the whole car is my favorite thing!
Of course the only improvement in my mind is about 50 more horsepower, the car is perfect the way it is but 50 more HP would really put this car into a league of its own.