Better with every start
I was initially a little disappointed at two things when I first attached this part to my '12 GTI. First they use a sleeve to connect 2 same diameter tube together. I think it's a dumb design but it's something you'd have to deal with for any aftermarket exhaust. The second issue was the the tone of the exhaust at around 2800 rpm would get a little buzzy for the first week or so but now that it's a little broken in, it sounds better every day.