New to this forum - had to comment on that article though.
I just find it hilarious that all the Mini owners think that the GTI is ugly.
Ever been to the circus? Dont they always deliver the clowns in a Mini?
When I had my 2005 GTI I loved it. It drove and handled like the fine German car that it is. Honestly, it did dive a little in turns, but was easily compensated by accelerating through the turn rather than slowing down. This is something I think all GTI drivers love (and do)
I recently traded up to a Fahrenheit edition (986/1200). Not only does it have looks that slay other cars in it's class - when I am pushing this car througha series ot turns at speed, I start giggling and laughing uncontrollably at the way this car handles, accelerates, shifts (DSG=OMFG), sounds (splendid exhaust tuning), looks (lots of twisted necks in Austin, TX right now), I love how the steering wheels feels in my hands.
OK. Maybe I'm a little vdub biased (4th vdub, 2nd GTI) - but these people know how to make a car.
Mini schmini. Perfect for Austin Powers.