Still have mine after 4 1/2 years , am i bored, not really but do think with the majority seeming to be DSG boxes, does that lose a lot of the driver involvement ? Yes the 0-60 is faster and yes you can use the paddles but how many do?
I think the Seat Leon Cupra in a manual would tick most of the boxes , it would just feel like a step backwards interior wise and certainly if your a badge snob you wouldn't do it from a VW Golf R
This would be fun or perhaps a Clubsport mapped to stage 1
Do agree that an ST or a 595 abarth or mini Cooper works would be more fun , just a bit to small for my needs .