Well finally took delivery on Sunday.
Up to now I’m really impressed and liking it better every time I drive it. Today was its first long run. Around 400 miles, mostly motorway on cruise control at 78-80mph and it returned 56mpg according to the trip computer.
I’m still figuring out a few of the functions around Blue and Me etc. This sort of confirms it’s non Germanic character actually, which I’m liking. I have a feeling it will grow on me the more I use it.
It’s extremely refined at the above speeds, with a nice controlled ride on all road types. Although I know you don’t need to run cars in these days I’m still treating it gently, momentary full throttle only and rev’s up to 4k only. I didn’t treat my old lease car like this (drove it like I stole it from day one) it now smokes and burns oil at 2 years old/70k miles!
Build quality I would put it up with the Golf mk6, maybe a little behind the interior of an A3 but of course not incredibly dull.
My wife calls it a happy car. It does make you feel good just sitting in it
Minor gripes. The gear change isn’t the slickest, the red on black trip computer read out is not the easiest to read (I’m slightly short sighted and wear glasses which affects close up sight) and compared to my other car, a Honda Accord Type R, the steering is rather numb but the Honda is the best FWD I’ve ever driven in that context.