It's great fun but a different mind-set. I've had a couple of Golf GTis, and loved them. But I also love my up now. Went out today on a 50 mile round trip. Hustled it round the country lanes and passed a few cars on the A-roads, just need more anticipation. Great fun; you can really throw it about. Couldn't have pushed it much more yet it returned 55mpg, though there was no motorway driving. I get about 45mpg on motorways driving at 80mph.