Bold, clean, timeless style without tons of chrome or useless body creases. Good handling and fun to drive. Like most VWs, they made 98% of a perfect car. The things they got wrong they REALLY got wrong. Glovebox and armrest are two sore spots as they will 100% fail and break. MAF will fail early. Manual trans is a bit notchy and weak. Interior is on par with comparable vehicles. Build quality is far superior to Japanese and American cars. Seam welds, not spot. Cast door parts, not stamped. Small details make the car stand out among its competitors.
Excellent value for the money if you don’t mind a little price premium on repairs to refresh the car.