"There are 2 things going on here, the car and the manufacturer. The car is great, fun to drive, economical, good looking and well equipped.Then there's the manufacturer. Shame on Volkswagen! They left out the safety side marker signals for this year to "save money". They did not seem to do their jobs in the wake of diesel gate as far as quality control. Transmission noises, sunroof noises, speaker noises, a guillotine trunk lid, etc. The biggest disappointment of all is the fact that everyone who can buy a Jetta outside the USA can get the manual transmission across the line. Here in the states if you want the thrill of enjoying your Volkswagen (always built to be a true driver's car) with a stick shift, you can only do so by getting the "S" model which is the base, plain, no-frills version. Why does Volkswagen of America insist on torturing and punishing their loyal customers by forcing us to stand by and watch as our Canadian neighbors to the north and our neighbors to the south be able to choose a top-of-the-line model with all the bells and whistles with a manual transmission. At least you can pretty much walk in any dealership and know you are going to get about $4000 of the sticker price. There is that. If you really want to shed some tears, have a look at the Chinese version called the Sagitar. A real panoramic sunroof, upscale dual leather seating, power passenger seating, rear ventilation controls, and so on. What did we do here in the states to make VoA mad at us?"