Spend a lot of time in golfs (few in family) the interior feel is something you absolutely don't get from subarus. 37 steps to change an air filter or remove a door panel is something subarus don't have either though. Each platform has clear advantages and disadvantages, the vws are by far a better dd, just not nearly as shade tree moron tinker friendly.
Seat wise the mkv/vi leathers are bolstered pretty nice (r32, leather gti, golf r are all pretty much same seat minus some variations in cost cutting). I had a set of those and the cloth for many miles.
I actually prefer the gr sti seats swapped into my forester. Only because of my portions though (6'3 250ish).