The VW GTI is pricey and underpowered. Or, the VW GTI combines premium materials and build quality with world-class driving dynamics in one of the great automotive values. Whether you feel one way or the other probably comes down to which you value more in a performance car: numbers or nuance. We've just driven the new, sixth-generation GTI (the European version, anyway), and if you're all about horsepower and acceleration figures and such, there isn't a whole lot to get excited about. But if you have an appreciation for the kind of feel and refinement advantages that have helped Volkswagen sell more than 1.7 million GTIs in the past 30+ years, you'll be happy to hear that the interior's even nicer, the power delivery is even more seamless and the smiles are even bigger. Click through to count down the five biggest improvements in the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, scheduled to arrive late September 2009.