With all the talk of decontenting in the various threads I am curious to know from VW buyers who prefer stripped cars why you chose VW? It seems to me that a domestic car of similar quality could be had for much less. If we are going to settle for cloth seats and torsion beam suspensions, why not get a Chevy Cruz? Mid size sedan with no LED running lights? The Ford Fusion is a good value. I could list many more. If driving dynamics don't matter (you bought a torsion beam suspension after all) then why buy an expensive foreign car? For the looks? If VW is purchased for specifics like driving dynamics, features and performance and there is none of that then do you have a VW anymore? They refer to "VW DNA" being in a car, at what point is it no longer a VW?