Never had a VW before. Very happy so far. Unexpected power from this VR6. Very fast off the line, great cornering and smooth when cruising at highway speeds. Love the sport styled "old school" seats- extremely comfortable and roomy and I'm 6'2". Excellent quality, fit & finish, great dash and overall cabin design. Lots of storage too.
Power lift gate is very cool, as is the umbrella storage and various storage areas throughout. Stereo is awesome too. Again- the VR6 motor is really fast!
Don't like push button parking brake or push button starter. Cruise control is in an awkward spot. Navigation is slow and very hard to operate (they just need to copy the Acura or Lexus nav system!). Slight throttle lag could be improved too.