I have the SE with lighting package and performance package 6 speed. It was the car of the year and has won a lot awards for good reason! Beat out the Subaru WRX, Audi A3, BMW 2 series and Mini Cooper. That is some serious competition. The interior is phenomenal. The ride is sporty and still comfortable, room for four adults no problem. Excellent on gas. Fold the rear seats down and you can stuff a 7 foot Christmas tree in the car. It subtle and classy. This car has all the boxes checked. Just a well rounded car that is appealing in many ways. Did I mention fun to drive and fast!!!
2013 Volkswagen GTI Wolfsburg Edition w/ DSG Simply put, the GTI is a great blend of fun, maturity, practicality, and value. It has yet to disappoint in my 2 years of ownership and has proven to be equally pleasant on the highway (comfortable ride, stable feel, great mileage) and winding back roads (great handling, natural steering feel from an electric rack no less, good power). The hatchback and folding seats add great versatility, and it looks appropriately aggressive without shouting for attention (but plaid seats do get compliments). I only have three minor complaints about the car... - Manual headlights in lower trims - Trip mpg in the heads up display mildly overstates fuel economy - Manual upshifts are slightly delayed
This car is great for someone like me who loves a small 4-door hatch but also likes having fun. This car really gets up and goes when you step on the gas and it's so much fun to jump on the highway and go for a ride. Although it's not the best on gas it's not bad. I get a lot of miles out of my tank and it's usually a good time. Even though the car is small you can actually fit quite a lot of stuff in the back end with the seats down. I moved clear across the country and fit the majority of my small stuff in this car. It has been an awesome journey since I've had this awesome car. Even though it did have one trip to the mechanic and cost quite a bit for the repair, it runs like new even after almost 80,000 miles.