Long story short, I ran into a buddy of mine in his manual 06' GTI and had a quick pull on the highway. I had two passengers in the car, about +320lbs extra weight give or take a few lbs and the mods in my sig. He claimed to be stock and was by himself. Started off around 40mph, I honked it and we took off. On the third honk my nose was at his drivers door. At about the top of third gear I was only maybe a car to a car and a half ahead. We slowed down due to an oncoming turn. I thought I would be pulling more than this but he put up a pretty good fight. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with these cars. Was the extra weight of my passengers what was holding me back, or is it something else? I'm thinking a boost leak since I've yet to do a test. Any other suggestions?