The Golf still offers that German car driving feel and interior quality that VW's are famous for. Even the base version is fun to drive.
While the Golf is great, critics complain that the new Jetta misses the mark. They say Volkswagen is stripping out all that makes VW's great in pursuit of lower prices. Luckily that philosophy hasn't hit the Golf, yet. (By the way... The new Jetta's selling well so, for better or worse, the low-price strategy's working.)