I got the 6 speed DSG. Still fun and the shifts are still nice and quick. My Fiancé wanted the auto and the deal was too good to pass up. Overall a good compromise. It serves my purposes quite well! I'm hoping for the best on the reliability part. Doing anything I can in preventative maintenance for this car. Will miss the bulletproof nature of toyota but I think that life is too short to drive a boring car.Did you correct your mistake and get a MT this time? I love my 09 Corolla S 5MT now with 230HP from the turbo kit! It flat out moves!
I've always like the GTI and the clean lines of it. What worries me is the lack of long term reliability and the many owners that deal with electrical issues down the road. Good luck!
The thing I love the most is the torque from the engine. It's just immediate and down low. I've never had anything with forced induction, and it is a completely different animal from what I am used to.
Toyota needs to up their game and make a hot Corolla IM. I would have heavily considered it!