The Volkswagen GTI has maintained its status as one of the world’s most desirable hot hatches due to the fact that the German fun to drive car builders have focused on offering the faster Golf as an excellent value right from the beginning when it was nothing more than a stiffer 8 valve VW.
Today the Golf GTI is in its sixth generation and it is still a great performance bargain.
You will start to see more and more Golf VI GTIs running around the streets of America as the year comes to a close, and just like last year’s model, they will be powered by 2.0 Liter TSI four cylinder engines tuned to produce 207 HP and 207 lb-ft of torque.
The old car was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in a spirited 7.2 seconds and still get as much as 31 MPG on the highway, all starting at around $24,000.
At that price, sport compact owners will be left with a few more dollars to upgrade their rides.