I've come back to look at your car a few times, I've said this to my wife since befoer I bought my GTI and I still mean it, I so badly wish VW offered a 2.0T 4mo Wagon in the states (AT specifically please) because I'd have one instead of the GTI.
What’s wrong with the 1.8? Only differences are the displacement and no exhaust VVT. Still capable of 50-100% more power than stock reliably and with OTS software. Also gets better gas mileage