2006 Volkswagen GTI New 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I love the MKV GTI. After driving Hondas for twenty years I feel like I've really gotten lucky. I commute about 60 miles a day at typical California speeds and get about 30 MPG. I haven't had any serious problems with this car either. The turbo on the GTI is really amazing and gets it going fast with the DSG transmission.
The engine, the tranny, the body style, and the build quality.