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      09-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #55
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Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington

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I agree with the collective and admit that the MK VI GTI is a great car for the money. Being a hot hatch comes with compromises, and the 200 HP engine in a sea of 250^ motors in the competition leave the GTI a little lacking IMHO. A trip to an APR dealer for a little bit of tuning solves that problem... but cost an extra 500-1000 dollars to get the car that should have come from the factory. In comparison, my 2011 135i w/DCT feels faster, better planted, better interior and electronics straight from the dealer. Sure, the BMW cost more than the GTI, but it is worth it!!!