Unsure where to start. I just love this car. It drives great, very good acceleration and handling and I'm averaging 28 MPG combined driving! Everyone compliments on how great it looks and how the interior feels so great. Everytime I walk up to the GTI it makes me smile. If the car was totalled for some reason I be at the VW dealership the next day to buy another one.
The engine, DSG with paddle-shifters, the interior lighting, Xenon headlights, premium stereo sounds great, the plaid interior.
Some minor rattling that comes and goes. Any rattling noise just seems out of place on this car.