My Third GTI
April 29, 2019
I’ve always been a fan of then GTI, so much so I’ve owned 3 plus a Golf R. GTIs are a fantastic value. At just over $21,000, my pre-owned 2017 had fewer than 12K miles so it feels essentially new. It’s quick, agile and comfortable. The high bolsters hug your body and the combination of seat adjustments and the tilting/telescoping steering wheel enable a perfect driving position. In fact, the 2017 GTI Sport is often argued to be the perfect GTI - everything you need, nothing you don’t. An extra 10HP, bigger breaks, Xenon headlights, red badging, plaid seats, unique 18” rims, Apple CarPlay and no sunroof (they add weight and are rarely used). Plus the versatility of a GTI with its hatch and fold-down seats is excellent. Top it off with 28MPG even with my fairly aggressive driving (my bad) is decent. I mean, with the DSG in Sport driving mode, how can I not push her a bit?