PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 May, 2005, 12:00am

VW Golf GTi

What drives it? A turbo charged, direct injection, two-litre, four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, six-speed sequential gearbox with fully automatic mode

How fast is it? 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds. Top speed: 233km/h

How thirsty is it? 10.7 litres/100km in the city; 7.9 litres/100km on average

How safe is it? Eight airbags, electronic stability program, anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, electronic differential lock

Available: Harmony Motors (tel: 2882 8938), $298,000