'06 GTi is at 228,000 mi (≈365,000 km) and am facing a tough decision.
While it is still running ok, there are little things to be tended too
and big things that must be done (timing belt is now overdue).
Car really needs about $10k in maintenance to remain reliable
(timing belt, replace original clutch, replace original HIDs, etc., etc.)
and when that is done it is still a high mileage vehicle. Probably makes more sense to replace it.
mk7 isn't getting here fast enough, and if I have to wait, the 2015 Subaru WRX STi sure looks interesting.