i fell in love with this car when i shifted from 1st to 2nd gear. vw 1st real sports car. drives,feels like a million bucks. normal driving to spirited driving, the car is 100% rewarding. handling is flat footed and confident, very secure. the acceleration with the vr6 engine is kool aide smile inducing and the exhaust sound intoxicating. interior is snug,comfortable and personal. very good gas mileage as long as you dont drive faster than 60mph, after that it's chug chug chug. beautiful car all around. a true classic.