Nice sound impressions here of the VW Golf GTI. Listen!
Two quick videos here. I only had access to a point-and-shoot camera, so the quality isn’t awesome. Wear headphones. Also, I was just driving around town, so don’t expect any grand Le Mans sounds.
In general I think GTI’s engine does sound a cut above more mainstream inline-4s. But I’d still rank the long-term 2006 Honda Civic Si we had in our fleet a few years ago as being the best sounding four-cylinder car we’ve had in recent memory.