German engineering. Luxurious interior,
especially with leather trim.
Controlled ride and comfortable seats
make long-distance driving a pleasure.
Ample power for even the most
performance-oriented driver. Incredible
gains possible with relatively
inexpensive mods. Distinctive styling.
Beautiful indigo instrument
illumination. Availability of Tiptronic
automatic for those who don't like
stick. Many safety features.
Incredible value. Everything about the
car exudes class, quality and
refinement. Basically, you're getting
the features, quality, and performance
of a $30,000+ European sport sedan for
$20K. Fun to drive but practical and
comfortable for commuting and long-haul
Cupholders block almost all stereo
controls when in use. Maybe premium
Monsoon stereo could be a bit better.
N.B. If you get the 1.8T, be sure to
get the optional 17" alloy wheels
(standard on the VR6).
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