VW Polo GTi is simply a fun car to drive. It’s a perfect size for inner city driving, ideal for a couple with luggage, provides enough driver engagement on windy mountain roads and cruises without fuss on the freeway.
From the moment I first started the GTi and heard the aural delight, the burble as I drove away it provided temptation to drive just for the sound alone.
It has a good engine and gearbox combination, and the different drive modes, especially sport really make a difference. This was combined with plenty of safety and comfort features and the optional $1400 driver assist package. Driver ergonomics are first class as well.
All up it’s about $33,500 plus the usual added costs, but apart from wanting leather seats, it was definitely worth the money.