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Pros: Manual gearbox, flawless shifting feel
Cons: iPod connector optionWe've owned our Sportwagen for 3 months and 4,000 miles, includes driving 2,000 miles at Christmas. So far, the quibbles have been minor compared to the positives. Handling and shifting are superb, seats and steering column are very adjustable (although my wife finds the front seats a touch too narrow). Gas mileage is as per the EPA (23 city, 33 highway). The lie-flat rear seats are a real plus for hauling large objects in the back. We're having problems with the iPod connector that the dealer is going to work on soon. But overall, we're very satisfied.