Pros: "Laser-track" drive; quiet cabin; rich interior; fine finish even in hidden areas; 48mo/50K warranty; VALUE compared to all below $34K! Toyota/Honda, look! Can't touch it!
Cons:"Turbo lag" takes getting used to.
Passat is IT! Study the $24-34K market. Only 325i is close... so keep that extra $10K! You'll get much the same for a price below sticker. Turbo lag? Just punch through it. You'll always turn to look when you park. And Monsoon is superb - Better than in our Lexus.
Classic German look. Great stereo. Leather. Sunroof. Quiet but firm ride. SOLID feel.