The handling is better than ever. The performance is everything you read. The rear seat is roomier than my wife's mini-SUV (really!). And the computer says the engine has averaged 32.0 mpg in 7500 miles of mixed but usually gentle (ok... not quite always gentle) driving.
The handling, engine, interior layout, rear seat comfort and roominess, headlights, fuel economy, and fun. This is perhaps my favorite car ever.
Hmm. How about offering the 1.4 TSI engine someday (perhaps achieving even better performance/weight ratio). Offer an iPod connection alternative to the satellite receiver. Strengthen the flimsy-feeling center console. Ditch the TV "fast" ads. ;-)