I bought this car in summer of 2007 as a left over or a "diesel edition" model. It has all the power options, heated seats, sunroof, mirrors, sat. radio and CD player, etc.
I really like the handling of this car, and the power the 100 horses manages to get out. You can feel the torque, which helps pull away from stop lights briskly. I do on occasion wish for more power or less turbo lag, but I have learned the limits of this car, and how to use it.
The fuel mileage is outstanding, I know the mpg display is a bit optimistic, but I have seen it go as high as 59mpg on the highway. I am sure I was probably only getting mid to low 50's though.
It has proven to be a very very reliable car. With 51k miles on it, I have not had a single problem. But I also drive it the way it was intended to be driven, as an economy car. I don't floor the gas pedal every time, I don't race people, I just drive it conservatively with some aggression in the corners. Back road driving is fun as it handles really well. It handles well in the snow, now that I have snow tires on, and it is smooth and comfortable on the highway. The seats are not luxury soft, but more of a supportive sporty feel.
Overall, I think I should have waited for the 2009 2.0 TDI to come out, since I wish I had a little more power. I plan on keeping this car as long as it will last me.