As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Coupe and the Volkswagen GTI in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Coupe as you will with the Volkswagen GTI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the MINI MINI-Coupe or the Volkswagen GTI, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Coupe and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.
Since the MINI MINI-Coupe is much slimmer than the Volkswagen GTI, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Coupe, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen GTI.
With its lower torque, the MINI MINI-Coupe doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen GTI.
The MINI MINI-Coupe has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The MINI MINI-Coupe has less horsepower than the Volkswagen GTI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the MINI MINI-Coupe seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen GTI. The MINI MINI-Coupe has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Coupe than that of the Volkswagen GTI.
Compare the 2014 MINI MINI-Coupe and the 2014 Volkswagen GTI.
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MSRP*: $21,450 - $31,350
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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|City MPG:||26 - 29||21|
|Highway MPG:||35 - 37||--|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$19,735 - $28,840||$24,091 - $28,507|
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