"The 2008 GTI is a superb car in every respect. I have owned Porsche 911 and Boxters, BMW's and domestics and this car rankes at the top. The mileage is better than EPA wstimates (I'm getting 27 mpg in town and local driving). This car handles and accellerates like a 911 - the turbo and engine are smooth and the 6 speed automatic shifts instantly in manual mode. Definetly a quality car to consider if your looking at a BMW, Audi, Lexus or similar upper end coupe."