You really get a lot for your money with the 2010 Golf. The VW is a bit pricier than its competition, but you get what you pay for, because unlike its competitors it's no tin can! Everything about this car is top notch. It handles well with very tight, and responsive steering. The Golf is well isolated from road noise, suspension soaks up bumps, and wind noise is so subdued it's almost nonexistent. The overall fit and finish is a cut above previous generations and feels more 3-series than corolla. After all, it didn't win "World Car of the Year" award for nothing. Let's be honest, the Golf is the only car in its class that you wouldn't be ashamed to take your date in to a 5-star restaurant.
transmission, bluetooth, quality standard 8- speaker stereo system, superb interior materials and build quality/ no squeaks or rattles, very nimble, responsive handling, great interior execution, practical use of space, comfortable, smooth, refined and quiet ride, trunk hinges, it's in the details++
front center armrest in base model and optional leatherette interior with more color options than just black (although i love the black for myself). also, an optional leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and standard alloy wheels would be nice on the base model.