I'm looking to buy my first vw, probably a gti. However, a lot of people are trying to talk to me out of it because they supposedly break often and are expensive to fix. But on the other hand, I love the gti and would prefer to have a car that's fun to drive and I enjoy driving everyday than a more practical car that might not be as fun. What about comparable cars to the gti that maybe aren't vws? I know it's often compared to the mazdaspeed3, but that's out of my price range. I'm trying to spend between 15-16k hopefully, get a few years old car with a few more miles? Any Opinions would be greatly appreciated! I posted in the vw section too but I wanted some neutral opinions as well.