This is the best car I have owned- it is fun to drive, gets OK gas mileage (the Golf is actually quite a heavy sturdy car so it won't be as good as say a Civic), and has a huge array of safety features. It handles great in the snow and never misses a beat in the cold weather. Best of all is the storage room when you put the back seats down. For $15K, you can't beat it!
Storage room, safety features, easy to drive and park in city, and equally as enjoyable on the highway.
Make armrest standard on GL and improve economy gas mileage on 2.0L engine.