The Sportwagen - a great car!
This is my second VW Sportwagen, a model that was discontinued in 2019, which is a shame. It is easy to drive, the seating is comfortable, the instruments easy to read, and the controls easy to operate. The car steers and shifts like a dream. I have a manual transmission; it makes driving fun, and the five speeds give one all the range one would want. Gas mileage is excellent - 25 to 33 mpg, depending on city or highway driving. My car now has 150,000 miles on it and it still performs well.
The cargo area is large even with the second row of seats up, and enormous, for a compact car, when they are down. One can tow up to 2,000 pounds (although at a reduction in gas mileage) and it tows well. The roof racks allow the carrying of up to 150 pounds overhead.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Sportwagen, and may well buy another in the future (probably used, since they are not offering new ones at this time).