|Reviewed By||Jeff Stites|
|Price as Tested||$25,605: 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 16-valve I4 with direct injection, 6-speed manual, front-wheel drive|
Sporty looks get even sportier with the Toronado Red paint. 18-inch “Austin” alloy wheels add to the good looks. Comfortable interior. I like the look of the black “Clark” plaid cloth seats, which even include heat up front. Dash and controls are well laid out, so no fumbling. Spunky S version with 220-hp turbo engine provides fun on heavy acceleration.
Typical torque steer, which is standard in most front-wheel-drive cars I’ve driven. Wide doors require a long reach to close after getting in.
For fun, easy manueverability in city traffic and tight parking, the GTi remains a winner. This new model had me reminiscing about a ’92 GTi that I once owned. The feel of that car still lives in this new offering.
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|Fun to Look at|
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