It really ticks all the boxes for me but I have two big misgivings.

1. It doesn’t come in Quattro form. I feel like I’m cheated out of the full Audi hatchback experience because of it but it’s the only way to get the hatchback.

2. It’s an Audi/VW product with new drivetrain technology. I would only lease it for three years but still worry about the reliability of Audi.

I actually want a Golf R but good luck finding one in Ohio, much less one that hasn’t been marked up.