For my first VW this car has preformed exceptionally. A punchy 1.8 litre turbo paired with a 5 speed trans, it has been good for me my commuter.
The only major downside to this vehicle (or many older VWs) is the parts are difficult to find. Or atleast where I am, many had to be ordered from the US and heavily marked up.
But it was an excellent car and I would still be driving it however a deer had other plans and decided to total it off.