Excellent, responsive and reliable motor, superb six speed manual transmission. The TSi package has proven all I hoped it would be.
I get 22 MPG in mostly city use, over 32 MPG on the highway. Accptable considering I tend to drive with enthusiasm.
Excellent considering this is a FWD car. Modest to no notable torque steer in daily use, decent grip and good road feel overall, with a nice balance and compromise between ride and handing. I would probably go with 17" wheels in the future as the 18in wheels/lower profile tire combo has proven a bit delicate in my heavily pot-holed city. Also, traction in wet can be a problem with my current wheel tire combo. Other than that, no complaints
Excellent qulity all around: you never feel like you are driving a cheap car. Everything feels good in your hand and controls and switches feel like they will go the distance.
No complaints once we sorted out a few initial problems. Car is reliable and I would drive it anywhere.