Sep 01, 2008
Reviewed By Keith Martin
Price as Tested $20,099
Likes

Crisp appearance, extremely comfortable and attractive cloth interior, zippy performance with manual (a loaded, leather-clad automatic we also tested was most unimpressive by comparison).

Dislikes

Would like to see better city mileage, and find a dealer who isn’t adding additional profit to the sticker

Verdict

In general, I’m not much of a fan of VWs, as I generally find them overpriced, with cramped interiors and too many complicated things going on, many of which have a history of going south as the miles rack up. This car, by comparison, was roomy, comfortable, peppy, and most impressive of all for a VW, very attractively priced.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 170hp
EPA Mileage 21/29 mpg

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