Yup. My GTI is junk. Overpriced too.
Actually...it's the most fun car I've ever owned. It's not the fastest, not the lowest, not the best handling, doesn't get the best MPG, but it is the most fun.
My old MazdaSpeed3 would own this little GTI in any race.
My lowered Fusion would handle circles around this 4x4 GTI
My Fusion got 38 MPG on the highway at 70 MPH. The GTI only gets ~31.
...but still, even with all of that, the GTI is still my favorite car that I've ever owned. And that says something...