After a few too many pothole incidents, I decided to ditch the standard 195/40r17 tyres and fitted a full set of 205/40r17 instead, I've driven approx 3k on the new profile tyres and have nothing but positive feedback about them! I drive my GTI daily and now the car feels so much more planted and poised, the chassis was already a good one but the original tyre size just didn't give me much confidence. Also I don't seem to find myself wincing at every pot hole in the road! Someone on this forum I can't remember who, suggested about changing tyre profile and I just wanted to say thankyou to them. It makes me wonder why VW don't fit them as standard equipment?!