Rented a Golf MKV in Budapest to drive down to Vienna and enjoyed the car so much that we bought one soon after we got back to NJ. The car has not been in the shop once since we've owned it since I do my own service work. The car is great on long trips and handles like a car twice it's price. Bought the Rabbit over the GTI since it doesn't need premium fuel like the turbo charged 2.0 motors. The interior space is excellent and really like the positioning of controls. The overall fit and finish is excellent and typical of a good European car. Overall we'll be keeping this car for a while since I usually get tired of cars pretty quickly
Looks, I have the factory 17" wheel and ground effects pkg. The control placement, the standard equipment, the fit and finish and overall quality. the way the car handles
Offer more engines, a 4 cylinder would be great with 1.7 to 2.0 liter and variable valve timing for better fuel economy than the 2.5. Offer the same options on the 2 door that you can get on the 4 door,I.E sunroof, something VW is famous for. Offer a higher final drive ratio in the stick.