Nice Canadian review here of the VW Golf GTI.
At a glance, the GTI appeared seriously out-gunned. The Camaro or Genesis would devour it in a drag race, the Mazdaspeed3 has more power, the Lancer Ralliart has all-wheel drive, and the Taurus SHO is plenty more luxurious.
Thing is, AJAC’s voting procedures reward vehicles for being an exceptional overall package. Were points available for best rev-limiter sound effects or hairiest powerslide, things may have been different. However, scoring results revealed that the little German pocket-rocket effectively smoked its rivals when it came to the relevant day-to-day stuff.