Even though I have only just purchased the car, my family have had them for several years and proved to be excellent.
Typical VW engineering and performance, which I am very happy with. Currently getting over 50 mpg.
Pressing the horn switch on the edges is much easier than the middle (previous gripe on here from someone else), which is something I can live with.
Another previous gripe was the clutch, which is no problem in normal traffic, although I did find it a little uncomfortable in stop start traffic for more than 45 minutes.
The idler pulley was squealing when cold, but disappeared when warmed up. Quick and easy job to replace.
The vision all round is excellent with crystal clear rear view mirror and side mirrors, and the space in the rear is ginormous!
Gear changing is not as smooth as the VW's, but a split second longer in neutral before the next gear solves that issue.
Cold start is excellent, with only a second or two to wait before turning the key, which is much better than any other diesel I have owned.
Rear heating element does not seem to activate a light in the dash, which I need to look at.
There seems to be a "noise leak" around the rear passenger doors. Road noise is being transmitted at certain frequencies through the car, giving the impression the back doors are not closed properly, but I suspect this is a design flaw, not a fault.
Overall extremely happy with the car, but then I am comparing it to my previous 98 Renault Megane, which was easily improved upon.
Next purchase will be German diesel such as BMW, VW, Audi as French diesels are too fragile in my opinion. They win over interior styling and comfort, but their diesel engines just seem to break for the smallest reason, as evidenced by feedback on here and my own personal experience.