Great performance (0-60 approx. 6.5 secs and 140 mph plus), excellent road holding and driver appeal.
Good front seat comfort but rear space is limited (but still OK for adults) plus a good-sized boot. Ride is comfortable if firm (but this is a sports car).
Overall it proves quite economical. On a hard thrash, mpg drops into the teens but on day to day use expect 22-25 mpg and about 30 mpg for motorway cruising. 70-litre tank gives 450-mile motorway range.
I've owned mine for 2 1/2 years (& 32,000 miles) and can't think of anything I'd rather have. Not that offers the same good looks, excellent performance and economy for the money. Only snag is insurance at Group 18.
General running costs are as expected (except VW parts are a bit pricey). Plus I do wish my local dealer would stop treating me like I should feel privileged to go to him. Are all VW dealers the same?