I bought this car because of the exterior design and style but that's were it ends. This car was nothing but headaches and problems. I had problems with over heating, seat belt sensor, sunroof, alternator, battery, water pump, radio, ignition coils, engine hoses, coolant system, bad ECU, transmission, and thats just off the top of my head. Be ready to become best friends with your mechanic because you'll be seeing him and a check engine light on a lot. Not to mention that all VW parts are extremely expensive. Safe your money people and get your self a honda or toyota. I would never buy another VW again i have sold it since and moved on to a honda best move ever made.
Really fun to drive around town or on the highway. The exterior design flows very nicely. The 1.8 turbo engine really kicks in when you need the power.
Reliability!!!!!!!! The car is really nice but it would have been nice to actually drive it more often just then seeing it collect dust in the shop.