My Tornado Red 4-door Golf is a delight. Drives like a much larger car. Has lots of power and rides/handles great. Amazing but the quality of interior materials is of a $35,000 car. Also, has great stereo sound and rides quietly on the road (more so than my wife's 07 Accord). Test drove most compact hatchbacks and this one is superior, i.e. Hyundani Elantra Touring, Subaru Impreza, Mazda 3, Toyota Matrix, Kia Rhondo and a few more. Try it and you'll buy it.
Big car ride; quality of materials; hatchback utility; stereo sound; gas mileage; lots of power; 3 year free maintenance; VW distinctive styling
VW should offer satellite radio, body side moldings and 6-CD changer as options on base model.