I have scanned a Motor Trend Magazine road test of the car that got it all started way back when .. The 1983 GTI. I scanned them as jpeg's and attached them below. Its interesting to read and see how it was back then. The performance numbers are way slow by todays standards but in 1983 the GTI was actually as fast or faster than most any cars produced at that time. A few things to take notice of are the horsepower ratings and acceleration times. We really have come a long way haven't we? Also I noticed the minuscule 10 gallon gas tank. I doubt there is a car made today that only has a 10 gallon tank. Also there are 6 scanned pages so be sure and see them all. I know most people on this board have the new 2006 GTI (as well as myself) But I hope this will be interesting reading to all. It never hurts to know something about the history of your car.