I have had my '07 Rabbit for over a month now and it's been great. I test drove many cars in this segment such as the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra just to name a few. The rabbit was by far the best value as far as safety and standard features for the money are concerned. This is a car that I actually look forward to driving. It feels and drives like I spent twice as much as I did. It feels like a BMW 3-Series at half the cost. This is my first German car and I am very impressed. This really is a driver's car. It's a very well built, solid, fun to drive car with every safety feature in the book and a great warranty to match. What more can you ask for? I think VW has begun to turn things around with Rabbit.
The interior lighting at night, handling, looks, great stereo system, eight airbags, engine power, and smooth ride...
Maybe give it better gas mileage, as others have stated, but other than that this is the ultimate driver's car.