that looks like a toy/chick bimmer...
the one thing I have noticed with GTIs in a google image search is that everyone loves to take the angle shot from the front quarter with a wide lens...distorts the image and really does make it look more boy-racery (and some of the first pics on the search are some tricked out GTIs).
Looks quite nice in person (and especially from the drivers seat).
Here is what happens if I search "gti side" to get rid of those wide-angle shots.
and I love the plaid