This car is NOT what I expected. Lots of wind noise drowning out the nice stereo system. Creaks, rattles and groans (mine). This car is going back to the dealer and some other fool can try and enjoy its poor build quality.
Engine and trans.
Better noise reduction especially from wind. Less cheap looking plastics and the availability of power seats at least for the driver. The A3 is the benchmark and the GTI can't even compare.