Introduction by Rudy Constanda

Ambition, amplified by a drive to succeed. As one of the co-founders of SixDriven, I have always had a passion for cars. Although I am not as mechanically, or technically inclined as most car guys, I offer an appreciation from a different perspective.

I was often told I see things in a very black-and-white way, and I use that to my advantage. I currently own a 2018 GTI SE MK7.5. My previous car was a 2013 MK6 GTI Driver's Edition. Prior to that, I owned a 2006 Porsche Cayenne, and a 2012 MK6 Golf.

My decision to continue with the GTI lineage is simple: The GTI is a car that does everything well, and nothing great. That might sound negative at first, but it's one of the best compliments I can give a car. There are truly no compromises, especially when you consider the circumstantial nature of the purchase. I live in a high-population metro area, where parking is a challenge, and so is traffic. The GTI, with its low-end torque helps me zip through the city, or the highway, with ease. The hatchback platform provides great versatility and practicality so I can haul a bunch of stuff, yet also is small enough to parallel park without swapping paint. 

The 2018 GTI is also a great deal for the money. The creature comforts are plenty, with Apple CarPlay, performance monitors, lap timer, auto start/stop, driving modes, collision avoidance, blind spot monitors, and LED's pretty much everywhere in the car except the trunk. While not limited to GTI's alone, VW's new warranty for 2018+ model years also helps, offering a whopping 6 year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper & powertrain warranty, one of the industry's best bumper-to-bumper warranties.

Being black-and-white in my outlook on many things, I view the car as a tool. It is supposed to help me more than it hinders me, and the GTI excels in that manner. Stay tuned, as there is more to come!

 2013 MK6 and 2018 MK7.5 side-by-side, on the day they met for the first & last time.

2013 MK6 and 2018 MK7.5 side-by-side, on the day they met for the first & last time.

 A GTI in its intended habitat, the concrete jungle.

A GTI in its intended habitat, the concrete jungle.

 Quick snap from the DJI Spark drone.

Quick snap from the DJI Spark drone.

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