18. Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5
The Mk I Golf GTI singlehandedly created the modern hot hatch class. But, some 30 years later in 2005, MK5 Golf GTI reinvented it. The Mk V GTI was the perfect combination of a great chassis with a 200 HP engine. And then they added modern technology to create the best driving dynamics and praise from the automotive press.
Another interesting feature was the new DSG double-clutch automatic transmission, which was a great option. In fact, it helped the MK5 GTI achieve fantastic acceleration times.