I have had this car for just under a year and just got hit today by a unattentive driver doing 50 mph. I and my car are going to survive. How many small cars can you say that about? I love this car - people complain about engine noise but it's not bad and the stereo system has a function to get louder (subtlely) as the speed increases so I never notice it. It is safe, stylish, fun to drive, and reliable. I haven't had any problems and after today when my car was being towed away to the body shop I realized that I love it even more now that I know it really does keep me safe. I would recommend this car to anyone and I love that VW took the initiative to make safety standard.
"Smart" radio, tap turning signals, 6 STANDARD airbags, safety features, styling, comfort, gas mileage, reliability, full size spare, TONS of standard features.
The visors are a little small and not too useful when its sunny. Buy some sun glasses. I'm not complaining too much.