After the initial 2000 miles I am very pleased with this car. Excellent daily driver with very good performance. Actual gas mileage has exceeded expectations at 24 mpg around town and 31 mpg on a long highway trip. The distinctive looks draw a bit of attention.
Rides much more comfortably and looks much better than the GTI in my view. Everything simply works well. I'm particularly happy with the cabin ergonomics.
Have not had any wind noise issues as others reported. A refined and reasonably priced car given the free maintenance, especially now that end of year rebates are available.
Excellent seats, Safety Rating, Handling, Comfort, ABS and Stability Control, excellent Bluetooth, Standard Audio System comes w/USB Audio. Available soft cargo cover and window shades work very well to provide visual security for cargo.