I drive one of these things. With DSG (inb4 GRAH BLARGH Y U NO GET MANUAL??). It's no longer stock, but I do remember a simpler time when it was factory fresh. Here's my review based on those memories.

Exterior:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Interior:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Acceleration:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Engine:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Braking:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Ride:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Handling:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Gearbox:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review

Value:

2011 Volkswagen GTI: The Not So Jalopnik Review