I bought this car new and I still love it. The driving dynamics and the general build quality are commendable. The fuel economy of the 1.8T is terrific (25 around town, 29-31 on the hwy) yet V6-like acceleration is there when I want it. The Monsoon sound system is great. It's great in the snow (with snow tires). The interior comfort and lighting are super. I have two complaints: a couple things have gone wrong that should not go wrong (clogged heater core) and it is expensive to maintain.
Driving dynamics: This car purrs at 105 with no shake and no float! And it corners very well for a family wagon. The Monsoon sound system is darn good.
Mfg quality issues, like ignition coils, cracked pollen filter housing and sediment in the heater core should be corrected. Add a timer mechanism to the exterior mirror heaters.