Overall this car is awesome. Great car for the price. This is my 2nd VW (1998 Jetta TDI ) and I enjoy driving it. Not a long distance driver, but has all the essentials for city driving. Great tuner car for those small little quirks, i.e. braking, body roll. Basic model looks a little bland but add some sport springs, nice wheels and some window tint and it takes a little step closer to GTI appeal. Could save a little more money on gas with a 6th gear.
Ergonomics, lighting, dash: even though it's plastic. It's nicely done. Spacious cabin that seat 4 adults. Option to take off traction control. ipod adapter.
Understeer (corrected by adding a thicker sway bar), small side mirrors, popping and crunching sounds on hard braking, too much fade on braking, not too fuel efficient, 6qts of synthetic?, RC antenna, 6th gear, sliding arm rest, roll windows down by remote. Huge and boring radio console.