There's a good review of the Mk5 in this week's auto express.
It says it's a "fine driver's car" (although they've tested it on snow\ice so how can they tell?!) and has a "fine quality interior" etc.
Only problems I can see though is there's no space for a single DIN head unit and that's a must have for most people on here ... I couldn't live without my Alpine!
Also, engine options are 1.4 and 2.0 petrol + 1.7 and 1.9 diesel?! What happened to the 1.6 and 1.8?!