ok im not sure but i dont think the rabbit comes in leather i could be wrong. But if you are paying 29ish for a gti with cloth you are paying to much. I paid 19750 for my gti with package 1.
but if it were up to me i would choose the gti any day of the week.
I guess the main thing is I'd have to give up some of the niceties a GTI provides for suspension and brakes that I would want. I'm looking to drive this on road courses 5 to 8 times per year. One major drawback of the Rabbit is that I can't get the DSG.
What are your thoughts on the new Rabbit with the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder? They look incredibly similar to the GTi, but they don't seem to be performance geared. But do you belive that for around 15k it's a good deal?
driving a 5 cyl is actually great. they have a great pur to them! as for a rabbit. the 2.5 has good pick up, but without a turbo it just doesnt get that power beef that you get in the gti. otherwise its a great car. besides a few styling factors its the same car, and start around 15k