I seriously do NOT think a chipped (REVO, APR, or what have you) GTI will take a stock WRX. I am unsure, but I do not believe it until I hear otherwise. I think a chipped one puts down 220 WHP while us 06+ are still 230 WHP. Weight is the same, basically.
The MkV have been out in Europe for awhile and they're doing quite well. So don't slam VW MkV reliability just yet. The MkV GTI is a sweet package, which is why I put a deposit down on one. It's just that, to me, the WRX is a better car. And it is a fact that it is faster. Plus, FWD is the least of my wheel drive picks.