Originally Posted by quentinberg007
Have you driven one?
Yes, the GTI belongs there. It is a blast to drive. The direct injection 2.0L is amazing as well as the 6spd. It has a top notch interior and very unique looks. Oh yeah, it gets 32mpg and has plaid seats. The handling is very much reminiscent of my fiancee's MINI Cooper S. Add in the $20k starting price, and you have a winner.
actually managed 35mpg in the wife's DSG GTI on a road trip this summer. And that is with a heavy package2 (leather,sunroof, etc), 18" wheel model. The car never ceases to amaze me.