I love this car! I own an 04 Jetta and an 08 Passat, as well. Other than missing the navigation upgrade, we often mistake it for the Passat. In- fact we call it the Mini-Passat The ride, comfort and road noise compared to the the 2004 Jetta is hands- down much better.
Style, finish and the gas mileage. What are all the low MPG complaints about? My Ford F-150 got 13MPG and I now at least double that with the Jetta! My wallet thanks you.