Re: Fuel economy??
It was just the bog standard TDi, I wouldn't even try against a GT, they have around 200lb ft torque. The new 2.0 TD Golf has a 6 speed box and has more torque than the 225bhp TT, about 220lb ft I think. Still sound like a Transit van though! A mate of mine had one as a courtesy car just before xmas, he was amazed how quick is was at naf all revs.
However, the TS does sound nice, and the car does handle very well, it's just a shame it's not a little bit quicker. There's always the V6.... shame nobody would insure me on one! Maybe in a couple of years! I still love the GTV, looks wise there are very few new cars that can even come close. Actually there are none, can't really make comparisons with TVRs etc can I!!