I'm a car nut and I proclaim this THE PERFECT CAR!!
The TDI motor #1 is why I love this car.
I can drive 600 miles on a single tank, consistent 35-43 MPG at normal speeds.
I don't baby my car, I like to have fun while I drive and yet it still gets 35+ mpg.
On a weekend road trip it got 43mpg at 80mph.
#2 is the Wagon and roof rack.
A recent road trip to Steamboat Springs my wife and I had 2 road bikes inside and 2 mtn bikes on the rack plus gear.
#3 This car is proof that selling my truck that was costing $300+/month gas was the right decision. I enjoy driving it more, it cut my gas usage by 1/3, and it's plenty flexible to transport cargo and toys.
-TDI motor and 6 speed manual are a great match...I love having a manual transmission...so much fun!
-The huge panoramic sunroof is awesome, kids love it!
-Good sound system with iPod, MP3, and SD card.
-Fun to Drive!!
-Wagon is super flexible for cargo and toys
-Roof rack is strong and easy to attach racks to
-Interior styling is very attractive
-It's literally THE PERFECT CAR
Fix the mini-van looking rear end, it's too bubbly for my taste, but not terrible.
Better blue-tooth, it's missing a lot of features, but performs good.
The sunshade on the panoramic sunroof should be more than a sunshade, it should also be a sound barrier to reduce wind noise from using a roof rack system.
It's too easy to stall the motor...kind of weird since it's a diesel and all.
Not available in AWD.
Need additional diesel motor options in the USA