I am really happy with the fuel economy and features of this car. It is fun to drive but still gets very respectable mpg. I still have power when I need it. We also have a Honda Civic Hybrid, and the VW is getting better mileage, and is much more fun to drive.
good MPG, power when you need it, decent audio, reasonable performance. Leatherette is easy to clean, and is dog friendly.
More storage for personal items in center console, better Ipod interface (it's not great), could improve mpg calculator. I wish they could have engine shut down at lights (like hybrids) as idling at lights really eats diesel. Cabin could be quieter, but it is much better than most at this price.