I bought my 07 Rabbit 2dr in July and the car is incredibly comfortable, roomy, the engine is incredibly powerful and the overall quality is impressive. I test drove the Mazda3 Honda civic, and Scion and the Rabbit's engineering and quality are definitely outstanding compared to it's competitors. At 2000 miles I have had no problems whatsoever and I thoroughly enjoy driving it. Definitely best car purchase I've made in a while.
Superior quality, electro-magnetic power steering (awesome), powerful engine, comfort, basically everything.
The inline five's surprising power no doubt will tempt your need for speed, making gas mileage lower than some of its competitors.