Our family was looking to add a 3rd car(teenage driver) and we wanted an economical and versatile small car.
After searching all over we discovered VW through consumer reports and a great, patient salesman.
I am a big man(6'4") and the Golf appears to be the smallest car we drove but it is a magic car, more interior room than it appears.
Our family of 4 fits comfortably, even with the dog.
Completed a 6 hour road trip with minimal complaining from the family.
It is great fun to drive.
Great handling with great power on the highway.
In fact it is the highway/autobahn driving that separates this car from others in the size class.
Mileage for normal city/highway mix is 35mpg and improving.
Accelleration in traffic.
Great sound system with iPad interface.
Great Bluetooth and hands free phone features.
Big car ride at high cruising speeds, very smooth and quiet.
Would love to see leather seat option.
Could be a bit wider.
More cabin storage options.
Under seat drawers are available but would like to see them standard.