Interesting comparison here of the VW Golf GTI against the Subaru Impreza WRX. Make sure to read!
When you think of the original hot hatch, which car springs to mind? Naturally, it’ll be the Volkswagen Golf GTI. As the years went by, it got more powerful and more luxurious, but it also got fatter and slower as a result. Then the Mark V came along and reinstated itself as a cult-classic hot-hatch for under $50,000. The Mark VI is more of the same, except it’s quicker, nicer inside and exhibits better handling.
A Japanese offering has also been making an impact over the years, appealing to those who want a genuinely quick car, especially with its MY09 power upgrade. Yes, the Subaru Impreza WRX is also a cult-classic, and with good reason. Brilliant acceleration, impressive grip, solid build – it adds up to a formidable package, which just so happens to sit in the same category, and at a very similar price-point to the Golf.