Car is very quick with rapid acceleration, pulls like nothing I've ever driven before in any gear, traction can suffer on wet roads though.
Eye-catching, aggressive looking car, Cupra extras make it look very up to date especially the wheels with red four-pot calipers bulging out which do a very good job of stopping the car as quickly as it accelerates.
Handling seems very good so far (only done 300 miles), firm ride (not too firm-just right) makes car feel very controlled and sporty.
Interior is very nice, seats are comfortable with plenty of support, dashboard layout is tidy and easy to use with sporty red illumination throughout, have read about people complaining that the interior is too dark I would say this makes the interior, again Cupra touches make it a bit more special. All materials used look and feel good quality (worlds apart from old Seats) with a lot of VW parts showing up which is no bad thing.
Fuel consumption is another plus of this car only done town driving ie. stuck in traffic and still averages 44 mpg.
After never considering a diesel before I'm very impressed by the car so far and would recommend to anyone wanting something a bit different from the usual Golf GT TDI!
Its still early days should my opinion change i'll update my comments.