Very smooth. dSG sometimes jerky at startup. Always starts in sub zero weather and I have 105.000 miles
Averaging 38-40. A trip would see 44 mpg
Handling is great, even to the limit
After 105,000 I can say that this car has been very reliable. Timing belt and water pump at 85000 to be safe. A front bearing went bad at 40000. A turbo sensor went bad at 100000. Brakes lasted til 80000. Never has needed an alignment. No other issues. This car just runs and runs.