2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
My 2008 Rabbit just turned 2 last week, and I love this car as much as I did the day I got it. Superb handling, fun to drive, comfortable, reliable - it has everything I wanted in a small hatchback. My neighbors have two 8-year0old Jettas that have been totally reliable, so I expect my Rabbit will be the same.
Safety features. Fun to drive.
The only thing I don't care for is that the front seats are a tad bothersome to adjust. Needs more power adjustment features like other newer cars.