Nope they are far stronger than either especially the vaux 4x4.alistairolsen said:more fragile than an integrale or a vaux
Subarus of the same age can be had for less, unless your buying cheap crap GTI-Rsalistairolsen said:theres a reason they are cheaper then subarus etc.
As long as you have a decent ceramic clutch and if the boost is turned up running uprated forged pistons and it'll be reliable as most things out theresteanlol said:You need to make sure the clutch is a good one and not on its way out cos its engine out if that needs doing and 17" rims tend to wear the bearings out faster on them for some reason , ideally if you get one the first thing to do is move the intercooler to the front before you even think about upping the boost
But check out the gtiroc site as been mentioned as there's loads of info on there
Can be expensive to insure as well depending your age