My brother drives a GTI- it's a zippy little car. Hard to justify if I'm planning on keeping it for 10 years and have 2 kids. Found a 2010 Mazda3 with the "bigger" engine with low km for a decent price. Might make an offer. It's a toss between that and the Audi A3 with the exact same km and price (but older). I've been warned away from Audi for the maintenance cost, so there's that. Pretty sure I'm taking the Mazda.
Been pretty fun driving all these cars, though.