Greetings all.....first off...I am new to the site...just registered a few minutes ago!!!..anyways, I just traded my wife's 97 Neon with ~110K miles for a '03 Platinum Grey GLI....bought it in Burlington, NC(which is about 60 miles from Raleigh) last nite....the drive home was awesome...so far, we love the car....the power is so smooth and the torque is great!!!!...it pulls in every gear....we test drove the car on 3-4 separate occasions just to make sure we were making the right decision....and we did!!!...I hope to learn a lot from the folks on this board and look forward to a happy existence with the GLI....peace!!!!