I have 12 months, 12K miles with my B9. Great car. This winter in Colorado was bad and I enjoyed driving. The car did very well on the snow and ice roads with manual shifting. I made a trip to Seattle (almost 3K miles, avg. speed about 75-80) plus there is my every day commute from home to work in Denver. The average mileage is 21 per gallon.
Manual shifting, brakes, heated outside mirrors, size of tires.
Rear A/C, 6 disk CD and full size spare tire should be standard for all models.