I purchased this vehicle in May of 2008. I got a great deal as it only had 39, 000 miles on it at the time of purchase. When I bought the car I also bought VW's word on a great vehicle. I have had very few problems with the vehicle. The first being the rear passenger door not locking, I took it to the dealership and they fixed it free of charge and gave me a rental while I was waiting for free. The second was the latch on the rear armrest broke and I was treated with the same courtesy. Oh yeah, and they hand wash your car every time you take it in too. The fuel economy is great so long as you can control yourself with the zippy gas pedal. The ONLY complaint that I have about this car is maintenance, which is typical on foreign vehicles. I have done two oil changes and while they are very simple, the supplies are expensive. I refuse to use anything but full synthetic and it runs about 6 dollars per quart at 6 quarts per oil change plus the filter is 13 dollars so an oil change, done yourself, will run you about 50 bucks. However, the car can go 6000 miles between oil changes thatnks to that good ol' German engineering!