I've heard some people say it's the best car under $30k. I've never been a fan of VW. I don't know what to think of the latest GTI. From everything I read, it's fantastic. Interior is superior to anything in it's class, including the new WRX. http://www.caranddriver.com/volkswagen/gti Highs: The steering wheel, the shifter, the seats, the engine, the gearbox, the chassis, and pretty much the whole car. Lows: They’re not issued at birth, pedals spaced too widely for heel-and-toeing.