Took my '04 4-mo to the dealership today and they gave me a wheat beige '05 new Jetta.
I still think it looks mazdish, but damn is it fun to drive! The engine is very impressive and it steers sharply. The suspension is a little too soft. And I love the 6 speed Tiptronic transmission! So, awesome to have that sixth gear to shift up to on the highway. Damn the speed limit, baby is made for the f'ing autobahn.
After a little driving here are my pro's and con's.
Pro's: mpg, 6psd tip, sound system, power seats, dual climate control, trip computer with compass, cupholders!
Con's: Interior and exterior looks (why are the rear lights on the trunk? and the interior looks cheap and a dark gray dash w/ beige leather interior?), soft suspension, and the shark fin style antenna is noisy on the highway.
Overall: the car is very fun to drive!
Will have to drive one of the new Passats!