Absolutely superb. The first few days I had it I followed the manufacturer's guide to keep it below 3500 rpm, and found it to be merely "nice" to drive, and the engine hinted at being pretty powerful. That couldn't last of course, and as soon as I started to drive it a little more enthusiastically, I was rewarded with outrageous performance and power. I have read a lot of reviews that don't rate the steering and handling, but I don't agree - I think it is very responsive, and sticks to the road.
Interior is very well designed, very comfortable, especially the seats.
I had a 2L Golf GTi before this, and the difference between the two almost makes me laugh with contempt for the Golf.
Not a family car, and not one to take more than one passenger over long distances, as it is quite small, but then what would you expect from a hatchback?