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Its all about your preference honestly!
I know I'm the kind of guy that doesn't like having a lot of people in my car (especially when I'm going to be lowered) so having 2DRs is more of an excuse not to take people in your car. However the room in the rear seats is huge for a hatchback, even for myself and I'm 6'2 215lbs lol
And also for the difference in weight, from what I have heard (may or not be true have not looked into it) but 2drs are actually heavier then 4drs because the steel used to make the. 2drs is a lot heavier
I have a 4 door, and have never regretted that decision.
I frequently have to fill the back with stuff, and the side access is a real advantage.
One nice thing about the 4 door is the front doors are shorter, so you don't need as much space on the sides to open them wide enough to get in and out comfortably. With my previous car (a 2 door MKIV), I was constantly scuffing the lower door panel with my oversize feet.
I got the 4dr & don't regret my decision at all. SOOOO much more convenient not having to push my seat up to let people in & out of the backseat. I used to have an Eclipse GST coupe back in the day & it becomes extremely annoying after a while. Not to mention I think the 4dr lends the GTI/Golf a more mature look, less boyracer-ish. Also makes the car look longer & sleaker when viewing it from the side. I kinda think the 2dr's look a little on the stubby side (no offense to any 2dr owners ) But to each his own.
Someone said 4 doors for married people and 2 doors for singles, I'm married and have a '11 gti 6MT with AUtobahn Pkg, 2 doors, personally wouldn't have it any other way, if 4 doors is needed, then I'll wait for the GLI . If anything needs to be done, home depot and such, then I'll take my wife's Tiguan.
I have had lots of 2-door vehicles but all of them only had 2 seats, and most were roadsters. If I'm going to bother buying something with extra seats, I want a door for each passenger. I'm an old guy (I remember everything about the 60s in Detroit) but I still have friends that go places with me. I'm also a musician and haul stuff all the time; I echo the sentiments above about ease of loading with the two side doors AND the back hatch.
A trivial thing that some people may or may not appreciate - in my 2 door mkv when I had the windows down I would get crazy cabin wind, with the 4 door I drop the rear windows and roll around perfectly with no cabin wind....
That and I can actually throw **** in my back seat without struggling - its handy.
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It comes down to preference. I have always liked 2dr cars more than four. I know that it's nice to have 4drs for the convenience and such, but me personally I had a mk3 jetta and never used the rear doors.
Just know that the leg room is the same and the cargo space is the same between the two options. I agree that the 2dr does have a bit of cabin wind, but this is merely an incentive to keep your car organized and clean. Putting down the rear seats is simple, move driver seat forward pull leaver and drop seat in the mkVI the seats move back to their original position...it's probably a lot easier and quicker to do it in the 2dr than the 4dr because with the driver/passenger seat forward you have probably an extra 12in of moving space.
I don't tend to drive many people around, I don't plan on getting married (again ) and I have a vasectomy...the decision was made the moment I stepped on the lot.
I remember being a kid and climbing in and out of my parent's two door car for around ten years. Never thought about it - I'd like to think that I am raising my kids the same way in my two door GTI (or the the two door Cabrio). Niether of them has complained yet about having to climb in and out (even in the rain). Life is what you make of it - your money, your choice.