2 years ago I sold my Mk5 GTI and bought a '55 plate Mk5 R32, I love the car but miss the GTI, hence thinking of the Mk6 now.
Plus points of the R32 are, noise, grip and the completely planted feeling on the road amongst others. Downsides are fuel consumption, boot space, slightly higher road tax, higher servicing costs.
Plus points of the GTI seem to be more nimble on it's chassis and not as heavy, more modern overall especially interior, better fuel consumption, cheaper servicing, larger boot (yes sad I know but it's also a family car !).
Has anyone gone from R32 to GTI?
Any feedback appreciated especially regarding camchain/tensioner issues - is this is a major concern as my budget will only stretch to earlier cars.