i whole heartly agree with this.
ive owned a mk1 gti then a mk2 8v gti and my sister owns a mk3 gti.and having driven a mk4 (so called gti) i can savely say each one gets worse and worse.to slow,to heavy and generally boring (just look inside one!, also i can remember when vw shouted about the safety aspect of having the radio and heater controls high up on the dash.but now look at them!!!!!)
i used to be vw person on the whole but not anymore,vw have seriously lost there way in the last 5 years. chassis sharing never works (too many compremises).god knows what the mk5 is going to be like.
"gti" use to mean something,not anymore(well aprt from"joke") lets hope renault dont do the same with "172" and "cup" !