My typical around town mileage is about 35, on a trip to Maine it was 42 so it easily lives up to its mileage claims. Comfortable, accelerates well into traffic on entrance ramps and from stop signs, that's all I want I have a Jag XK8 for the stop light derby. The sound system is great, the glass roof makes the interior very nice and bright. The DSG transmission shifts remarkably smoothly, I can hear the engine change RPM but there is no noticeable "bump or pause" at shift points.
Glass roof, smooth DSG transmission, high mileage, reliability
I'd have preferred at high quality cloth interior as is available on the European version of the car. I added an autodimming mirror with homelink which is not available with the diesel, its quite convenient. I also added color keyed side parking lot bump strips which are not available from VW.