I think all 17" wheels, no matter the style, look poor on the GTI - unless it is lowered. I think the 17" huff lites are called Denver. I don't like them either. We are getting the 18" huffs on our car. They are the best GTI rims since those tear drop rims on the MKII GTI:
I just saw a UG GTI last night at the theater. It has the 17 Denvers or whatever and it looked weird. I mean the car looked nice. I even walked by it to get a closer look. But the rims were out of place. They were too small and all one color. I mean my 18" Huffs are silver and dark gray on the inside. Those 17's look kinda cheap plastic-y.