I still think the WRX is the better bang for the buck.
Reliability is indeed questionable. I will not buy any VAG product at this point, even those not made in Germany (and I extend this to bikes; no Ducatis for me).Plus VW reliability and even honesty is questionable...
Honesty is not questionable. They admit they are dishonest.
I'm out of their fan club. I'm sure they're crying into a train car full of money, but in any case they're not getting what little I have.
It can be heavy-handed or austere at times but it is very attractive usually, I agree.That said, I really like the interior styling. I'm a fan of the teutonic clean and refined design.