My Golf was perfect until after I had put 60,000 miles on it, then things started to fall apart. I had some mechanical trouble that ended up being quite costly. Other than that, I loved the car. It was fun and sporty.
It is very quick and fun to drive. I especially loved the blue interior lights and premium stereo.
The cup holders cover the front of the stereo controls, which is annoying when trying to change CDs, track, or volume.
Read all the negative reviews you want: this car is phenomenal for the price range. Sure there are the small problems (windows falling in doors, etc) but the warranty covers them all...buy it used, chances are the problems have already occured and been fixed. The car looks great, the interior feels like a high end model, and it is a blast to drive this lil' guy. The monsoon sound system is great and all the interior goodies are awesome. I bought this with a little over $30,000, and man, it still feels brand new and a good amount of the warranty still remains. Highly recommend.
Awesome interior, the best in its class. Fun to drive, tons of features, and unique VW styling. Safety features second to none in its class.
Tight rear legroom, and with the seats up, the trunk isn't very spacious. Can't really fit a set of golf clubs back there without some work.
I purchased this car new for long distance commuting (170 m. one way) and at 3000m it was nearly totaled. The VW dealer put is back together and it has been a great car. It is quick, comfortable economical and reliable. It now has 130,000 miles and is a superb automobile.
Comfort. Combination of comfort, good (not great) handling, good (not great) economy, good (not great) quickness. VW seemed to make all the right compromises in putting together this car.
The dealers, the dealers, the dealers.... Why are VW dealers to worst new car dealers. Great cars, terrible dealerships. Also, I wish the AWD golf that is available in Europe was here. It would prevent me from buying the otherwise much inferior Impreza.