The GTI is a perfect blend of practicality and sportiness. Balancing the benefits of a compact hatchback profile with 4 doors (including ample room for real adults in the back seat!) and a sporty, fun-to- drive nature that encourages you to take the next corner just a little faster than you might normally make the GTI one of the preeminent values on the market today.
A wonderful mix of lux (xenons, dynaudio, leather, nav, iPod) with reality (hatch, 4 doors) wrapped with a terrific Teutonic package. Looks, feels and drives like a far more expensive ride. You will get noticed driving this...do yourself a favor - confuse the neighbors and buy this one for you!
The lack of Euro-spec options (auto climate/lights/mirror/wipers, homelink, adaptive suspension, etc.) in the US is frustrating, you can't sell what you don't offer, VW! Bluetooth is the most basic I've experienced and is by far the weakest "link" and is screaming for an upgrade.