Back in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, if you wanted a hot-hatch, then you only looked at one car; the Volkswagen Golf GTI. It’s small four cylinder engine packed high-revs, smiles galore and giant killer characteristics. However over time the little Golf lost much of its hard edge in favor of creature comforts and ride quality. There’s now a new GTI on the market, aptly named the MK. VII and VW says it’s better in every way. Chris Harris recently grabbed one and gave it a proper flogging so as to let us know if it’s still the same old bloated GTI of the past OR if VW finally got their act together and produced a car that the enthusiasts of old will really want to drive.