I figured I'd make a blog of what I'm learning and discovering with my new car. -Fuel economy at 60+ mph on cruise is very close to that of my old TDI. When this one breaks in, it may beat the old one in certain cases. Haven't been able to get city fuel economy close yet. While my old one would easily break into the mid 3 L/100km range, it's been hard to get this one below 4 L/100km so far. Granted, I haven't done much city driving so it may improve a little. -I'm starting to detect some of the engine's transitions in operating modes to do regenerations and so on. It's not as seamless as in the Sportwagen we drove, possibly because there's less weight to smooth things out? The best analogy I can think of is that it feels a little like when the engine fires up when accelerating in a 2nd generation Prius, which means most passengers will probably never notice. -I miss my Euro spec headlights! These ones aren't too bad, the low beams could maybe use adjusting up just a little. High beams are pretty good, especially for halogens. -Cabin isolation is very good. It's a very quiet car at highway speeds. -Great gearing. Every gear seems to have a purpose, unlike some close ratio boxes. 5th is taller than my old 5th, and 6th is even beyond that. 60mph is about 1600rpm in top gear now, compared to about 2000 before. -MFD average so far says 45mpg for this tank. No clue how accurate it is yet. Jettas are usually pretty close to accurate. I'm hoping my car is too. -Scangauge is useless. Can't display coolant temp or boost, and fuel economy seems way off. Seems like the LOD number is messed up and that's throwing fuel economy off. More to come as I learn more.