Dope cars. If you want one to keep stock, get the 2.8. Otherwise, if your looking to make some big power with it, get the 1.8t. Stock internals are good untill about 350-400hp. Actually about that point, the ecu starts to shit out before the engine does. Check out companies called apr or atp. Personally I recomment Atp becuase they make more power, but apr can be a bit more reliable and is ready to go out of the box, where atp requires a little tuning.