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VW Golf GTI Mk7 Review
Motoring icons. They're the wheeled equivalent of a double-edged sword. There isn't a car manufacturer on this planet that wouldn't kill to have one, but the task of developing a replacement is more than a little onerous. Porsche have turned the job of fiddling with the 911 into something of an art form, and have fettled and tweaked their once wayward hedge trimmer into the go-to everyday sports car. Peugeot, on the other hand, have yet to produce a truly worthy successor to the original 205 GTi. VW, and the equally iconic Golf GTI, have fallen somewhere between the two. Does the new Mk7 GTI allows us to pronounce with glee that most over-used motoring phrase 'the GTI is back?'