I am over 6 feet 1 inches tall. Everyone laughed because I am so big in a small car, but there is a ton of room. I sat in the back seat and could easily move around and had leg room! The car is super fun to drive on the highway and great for weaving in and out of traffic. The ride is so smooth and SO quiet, i couldn't believe it. The pick up is great too, very powerful little car. I feel like I am driving around in a nightclub when I got some good music going on.
I guess MPG, but its a huge improvement from my older 2001 jetta. Almost 500 miles per tank is what I just recently got (all highway).
Quick, even at a 6500ft Colorado altitude. Precise handling. Precise- shifting 5-speed gearbox. Typical excellent German craftsmanship -- inside and outside -- with obvious attention to detail. Roomy. Lots of features that are "package upgrages" on other brands. Airbags everywhere, traction/stability management, and other safety features. Good MPGs for the HP/torque. On top of all that, driving-thrill-for-the-investment can't be beaten.
Excellent acceleration. Quality build. Roomy, yet with a small exterior. Hatchback. Blue & red gauge lights. Red LEDs in the ceiling for soft lighting of the cabin at night. Chilled glove- box. Thick, easy-to-grip steering wheel. Momentary movement of the turn signal activates the blinker 3 flashes.
Some material other than cloth on the arm-rests. Better FM reception. More exterior color choices. "Aux In" needs more sensitivity to the input signal. Gas tank fillable from driver's side.
Car has seen all types of driving and has fared extremely well. The engine in the car is well suited to most driving situations and the abundance of power and torque plus an engine that enjoys revving provides an acceleration not found in competitors, the five speed manual has short throws and positive feel with good clutch feedback. Suspension is based on the sportier GTI, giving the Rabbit surefooted dynamics while providing a comfortable ride even over harsh roads, the standard ESP provides an added safety net. No problems while owning the vehicle, and fuel economy has averaged approximately 28 miles per gallon, while full tanks on the freeway can net up to 33 miles per gallon.
Engine, transmission, suspension combination. Stereo system with 10 speakers. Standard ESP. Key fob can open or close windows. Sunroof. Blue and red gauge cluster lights. Controls are intuitive and well laid out. One touch window controls.
Add 6th gear for increased highway mileage. Add multifunction display, even as an option. Allow 4-door cars the 5 speed manual gearbox. Center armrests. Larger side mirrors to fix the blind spot created by the C-pillar.