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Advice: make sure that it fits your needsmy gti has a automatic 6 speed transmission and it took a little getting used to. the automatic shifts very quickly even when going slow, but it performs better than any american sports car i've had mustangs, firebirds, etc. because it was a two-door hatchback i had to test the 'roomy-ness' and had 4 250+ pound people get in the front and back seats, they all said that it was better than 4 door civics and even nissan sentras. overall though, i have not one regret to getting this fine german automoblie and will be returning to volkswagen for future purchases.