Sporty, fun to drive, economical, great looking, and useful! This car has a huge trunk/hatch area that will haul lots of stuff, the rear doors make getting in and out of the back seats easy - easier than the Jetta. The drivers seat is comfortable and supportive. Driving position is great. Visibility is good but the pillar between the front and back seats sometimes blocks your vision. Monsoon Stereo sounds fabulous and I love the sunroof, also. Believe it or not, I love driving to work every day in this car! The sporty little TDI engine is very peppy and strong, and will definitely surprise you. I average 43MPG all city driving. Car feels like a quality product. No cheap plastic here.
This car has the best economy / fun ratio of any car on the market. Period. Scooting around town with the strong diesel engine is a blast, and I average 43MPG! Monsoon stereo system sounds great! It's the only factory stereo system that I haven't immediately considered replacing.
Headlights could use some improvements. Also, at 2500 miles, the car is having some pops and rattles. Nothing major, but I think the build quality could be a bit better. Everything else on this car seems very tight.