2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
When I orginally was looking for a new car, I also considered the Volvo C70. This car drives so much better, the interior is more luxurious (very much like the Audi A4 cabriolet I traded in). My Eos is equipped the same as the Volvo is about $10,000 less. The design of the car continues to amaze me, from the sunroof, to the gymnasics the roof performs when it goes up and down. I got a manual and I think it pairs up better with the engine than the DSG.
The sunroof, aanual transmission, Audi-like feel, and beautiful navigation and dash layout.