This is a great, fun, small and sporty car to get around Austin or take on a trip around the state. The turbo 4-cyl gets great mpg - I average 30mpg. The space inside is deceptive, it can be packed full of people and still feel roomy and has a great sound system for all your road tunes, or to stay sane in traffic.
My GTI is in immaculate condition. It's only ever been serviced by VW and it's detailed regularly. It's got bluetooth connectivity for music and calls and is VERY quiet on the freeways, don't blame your travel buddy if they fall asleep to your dulcet tones and the sweet white hum of the Texas highways.
If you're thinking of road-tripping and are looking at SUVs or 4x4s, let me persuade you. This car won't sting you on fuel and will fit ALL of your gear once the back seats are down. It's quieter, more comfortable and more stylish.