OK, I'm gonna be in the minority, but just for diverse views, I'll give the family guy perspective. . .
And, just know, I kinda hate saying this, but the added size is welcome. Really I hate the automotive bloating trend, but as an owner of a much loved Mk V, we only needed two things: a bit more rear room for the dog plus two teenagers, and. . . a diesel (which was unavailable when we bought.)
The look is ever more generic, agreed, but it's not offensive. If we could get all the above with the improved chassis (right?) and wind up with a roomy, economical, decent performing german sedan for a mere $20kish, then this becomes the family car, my Mitsubishi Endeavor goes away (finally) and I'm thinking of a used first gen. Honda Insight (cue laughter).
Now before you scream "get a Passat" we tried that. Way too soft and "american."