I was not sure about buying a car known for its hippie genre. Then my wife convinced me to try it out and give it a drive since she had a VW in Argentina that she said was great. I was so impressed by the way the car handled. It seemed that the faster I went the better the drive got. I am a firm believer now and have been now for 6 years and 4 different VW's.
The confortable seats, tons of leg room, and great stock stereo system.
Give it more toys, bit it looks like VW has already done that in the 2006 model.