Re: GTI owners. luxury or no luxury package? (billgti)
At least for 2001, pretty much most of the "luxury" features came at the base level GTI. I think mine was almost as clost to "stock" as you could get, with the only extra being cold weather package (which, where I live, is worth every penny just for the heated seats). The only things I DON'T have are leather, monsoon (useless as I replaced stock HU immediately), rain-sensing wipers, special function steering wheel, wood grain trim, climate control... Hmm, maybe more things than I thought. Oh well, it still feels like luxury to me, especially since the last car I had was a strip-down Neon.
As for the Monsoon, save your money and go with an aftermarket HU.