Decent VW diesel engine and looks OK as well, although it always seemed to me like it was trying to be an Evo... but thats just because you don't see many about.
Interior has always let these cars down in my opinion.
Looking at the specs, it seems quite underpowered, I really can't be doing with underpowered cars as they seem more of an effort.
You're looking at least £11k for a bottom spec and for me that's too much. Just my opinion.http://pistonheads.com/classifieds/2594919.htm
Stick your money there, yes it's older but it's a much better option.