Coilovers and a nice set of wheels.
Wow.... Must be nice to get a brand new car like a GTI and have 6k to throw at it. Good for you! I know this will get some people angry at me, but I personally dont understand why people would bag a GTI or get coilovers unless you are doing it purely for wow factor in terms of stance and style. The car's factory suspension is brilliant. If I had the extra money, I would likely get a set of springs that minimally lowered the car enough to close some wheel gap while maintaining the original ride. I would want to beef up braking with upgraded rotors and pads then I would uncork the engine. S3 Intercooler, revised turbo outlet pipe from Awe tuning, some sort of intake, a catback exhaust and revised software from APR probably. You may want a stronger clutch. This is just my opinion, but I think its a great way to start. Now have fun in the cosmetics dept.
I'm in a similar situation with about the same amount to spend. I guess it really depends on whats inportant to you. I am waiting on my exhaust then I will install it along with the K04 & a intercooler, saving the rest for a clutch. Once that is finished, I will begin to do the suspension, sway bar & wheels. This is the opposite of my last build but performance is more important to me than looks, this time around. I'm aware there are several small ticket items needed as well such as a boost gauge, short shift etc. It can get expensive but it's also a great deal of fun. GL which ever route you take.
2012 United Gray GTI
Carbonio Intake stg.1&2 // Apr K04 Turbo & Software //Apr Intercooler // Eurojet 3" Tbe // H&R Ultra Lows // VWR short shift // Southbend stg 2 endurance clutch // Awe Top //BBS LM's //Euro Switch // Red Footwell lighting // Autotech insert // Rear Wiper delete //Podi boost gauge // Vag - com tweaks courtesy of mike Wolfsburg Gli.