I switched back to VW about 15 months ago and am happy with my GTI. Turned 11K miles on it yesterday. I was at the point where I could no longer justify a hybrid, as little as I drive. Car is amazingly good on highway cruises with a 7 speed trans, I got 44.2 last year. And being chipped the car is terrifyingly fast when I nail it, which I rarely do. I'm an old man and drive like one.