NWA, That is somewhat true. They are a compact type car. But, it is not so small that it is something annoying, with just two people in the car, it feels just fine. It can easily seat 4 medium sized people in relatively good comfort.
My last girlfriend had a loaded 2001 Jetta V6 with all the options, leather, etc. It was quite a nice car, and fun to drive. It was always just like driving the little brother to my Passat, although it was an automatic, while my Passat is a manual. So, needless to say, I always prefered to take my car whenever I would be driving.