The Hot Hatchback for Every Man, Woman, Child, and Dog.
The GTI is the best all around car money can buy. I originally had my heart set on a Golf R, but I couldnt justify spending an additional $15,000 for AWD, extra 60hp, and the digital cockpit. The 2019 GTI now comes standard with the performance package which includes the front LSD diff, and brakes from the Golf R. My wife bought a WRX Premium a few months back. Both our cars with options cost right around USD 30,000. The WRX is faster and AWD, but the suspension is more rough, the car has far less features, the interior looks like an afterthought, the gearbox doesnt click into gear as smoothly, and LED/HID auto headlights arent available till you get the "Limited" model. The GTI is a car for every social class. Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. drives one, Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson. My boss who has races Ducatis and owns a plane has a GTI as his daily driver. The hatchback body allows for as much storage room as most crossover SUVs.