I bought this car alittle over a year ago and still havent had any mechanical problems with it and I don't see anything going wrong for a long time. Reliabilty issues aren't too much of a concern with newer Vws like this one. This engine is bulletproof and will deffinately last a long time. The car is a blast to drive and with a few mods, becomes much more fun. I just wanna step on it whenever I'm in the car just to hear that 5 cylinder engine opening up. No complaints with this car yet!
The engine of course! Get the power of a V6 with the mpgs of a 4 Cylinder. Also love the red LED lights that shine down over the shifter at night, a very unique and useful accessory. Stock tires hold the road very well.
The ride height could of been toned down a bit but nothing a set of sport springs can't do. A stiffer rear sway bar would help too.