As a salesman with bulky samples to lug around it is perfect, small outside, huge inside. "removable" seats aren't very sophisticated, the driving position is very awkward, needs the Passat tilt wheel ( why DIDN'T THEY!)also needs a REAL overdrive to help improve mileage. The handling is quite good, feels solid, it IS a little noisy at speed . I have over 58,000 now and dealer says the A/C compressor might need replaced ?(choke) overall, it took awhile to "get used to" but it suits my needs quite well.
the size and carrying capacity. You rarily see another one (is that a sign?) I can actually walk around inside. The seats,although austere, have proven to be quite comfortable.
driving position, angle of leg to gas pedal a killer. A coat hook that will hold a real hanger. pop-out rear side windows(remote-control) heater/radio controls with REAL knobs, so you don't have to take eyes off the road. higher overdrive to reduce rpm's offer a diesel in USA.