When I first bought the car, I wasn't too impressed with the performance, but after constant thrashing, the chip was retrained to perform the way I wanted the car to.
0-60 is in about 7.7 seconds. This is achievable following the replacement of the CAT back exhaust (Janspeed) and a replacement performance air-filter (Pipercross). Excellent sound from both.
Cabin is basic, but the dash looks excellent with the white dials. Replacement of the headunit for something more colourful adds to the splendour.
Braking is fantastic, much better than the Subaru Impreza WRX I had previously. The ABS works a treat (touch wood).
Seats are a tad uncomfortable, but the back seats are fantastic and roomy - very comfortable for errr, sitting in.
Headlamp protectors give the car a more aggressive look.
Can be lowered to add to the already good handling. I would recommend it as current handling is good, but not perfect.
The car seems to be very front heavy - when taking sharp corners at speed, the back tends to fly out a bit.
My car is tropical green and is a very rare colour for a GTi - not to everyone's taste.
I find that the performance is let down, but severe torque steer. When accelerating hard, the car will seem almost uncontrollable, which makes it more fun!