Paint peeling on front bumper (repaired under warranty)
Broken glove box door (repaired under warranty).
Oil cooler leak (repaired under warranty).
Failed water pump (repaired under warranty).
Failed mass-airflow sensor (no longer covered by warranty, but replaced under warranty as a "goodwill" repair).
Coolant leak from coolant glow plug.
Suspension squeak (never repaired).
Front suspension bushings (wear item, due to very bad roads where I live)
Outstanding fuel economy, the car would routinely exceed 60 miles per imperial gallon on the highway, with a high of 68 mpg once while driving at the speed limit.
Very good handling.
Very pleasant to drive, quiet at highway speeds.
Limited rear seat room.
Spotty reliability especially nearing warranty expiry.
This car had many problems just prior to warranty expiry, but the dealer, Volkswagen dealer in Rock Forest, Quebec, Canada, was outstanding, one of the best I ever dealt with. They fought VW on my behalf for the mass-airflow sensor without any prompting on my part, when they diagnosed the problem with the car.
I would consider another one, but would trade it in when the warranty expires.