I've had my Candy White GTI now for 2 weeks. I'm very happy with the purchase. Researched for 6 months and cross shopped civic si, speed3, wrx and after all was said and driven the gti won by far. This car is sporty, quiet, super fun, and spacious. The comfort while driving is almost luxury car like but still very capable. Fuel economy is also very good for a car this fun. Nice shifter. Only option worth getting are the xenons and rubber mats. The rest is overpriced and you really dont need it. Also a consumer reports top pick, automobile mag car of the year. Be sure to haggle got my for $22000 with xenons and free mats also got the 1.9% financing which is awesome. No buyers remorse at all.
Xenons, Bluetooth, Touchscreen radio, plaid seats, seat warmers, steering wheel, looks, comfort, sound of exhaust inside car when you floor it, quiet, xenons lights turn when you turn, and so much fun to drive.
Radio could be more user friendly, plaid interior collects a lot of lint, could use little more power maybe 20hp (can be fixed with upgrades,)xenons should be standard not option, euro lip should also be on US models, lower price for leather option, but all these are minor car is still great.