Not a fan of VW due to their reliability issues. You'd be better off looking elsewhere IMO.
mos def, my friend has a GTI 1.8T...hes late for work atleast twice a month because his shits got issues
I knew someone (friend of the family) that bought one brand new from the dealership a year or so back. Had nothing but trouble with it, and the dealership was more reluctant to fix anything than a Toyota dealership.
Problems ranged from issues with the clutch/transmission, all the way to the alarm arming and disarming itself due to a faulty electrical system. A year later, $6000+ in repairs (most of which were under warranty), they finally got a lawyer and sorted everything out.