I am very impressed by this vehicle's performance capabilities. It picks up quick when you need the power. It was between the Matrix and the Rabbit. Both were similarly priced, but the Rabbit came in a bit less expensive and it is more fun to drive. This is my second Golf (Rabbit). My first Golf was purchased new in 1987. I had that car for over ten years. I finally sold it to a friend. We are still friends, haha.
The performance pickup is this car's best feature, followed closely by the car's very upscale interior. I like how the seats are designed to grab onto and hold the driver in place. The suspension over bumps is remarkable.
Storage in the center console area is lacking. Also, there are no seat pockets behind either the driver or passenger seats. The lack of storage for small stuff is noticeable. That's about it.