I'm still happy with the red GTi (in Aust they call it Le Mans Red but it seems the same as Rioja). Brilliant in bright sunshine ! But nearly as hard to keep clean as my previous black car. Definitely not an OLD MAN colour.
Love your choice ! I've had my RED GTi almost 5 months now, and absolutely love it. Great car, and great colour. The colour appears different in different light and weather conditions. In dull light almost maroon, and in bright sunlight (I get a lot of that) it looks 'candy apple red'. I love it more each time I see it !