What a selfish attitude! I pity the poor sod/s who will eventually own these cars that you thrash the living daylights out of. There is more to driving fast than just revving and thrashing a decent engine but there again it might be an age-related phenomenon that seems to apply to to those of you that are attracted to GTi's in the first place.[8o|][N]Drive it like you stole it. 
The difference between my car and a GTi is/was about ?6k and I could have easily afforded one or even two. I just would not spend that sort of money on a tarted up Golf but if I had then I would treat it, intitially, with a bit of respect and 'run it in' for about a 1k miles or so to let everything, including tyres and brakes loosen up and bed-in properly.Marvin there's a bit of a difference between a GTI and a 1.6 Golf. That's probably why you drive the latter.
Dear or dear......[walks off shalking his head/]
Maybe one of these would suit you more!!