We tested numerous cars when deciding to purchase my wife's 2001 Volkswagen Golf TDI. After driving hers several times I knew I wanted one just like it. I drive 38 miles to work each day and the car handles great, is quiet, has lots of pep, and I get around around 49 MPG if I keep my foot out of it. I ordered the Monsoon radio package and I have had problems with reception but the sound is spot on. I've been waiting for the 06 Golf TDI but it now looks like June of 06 before we get the new body style. You can see new body style Golfs by Googleing New Golf. Try not to drool on yourself. I have seen one here that was brought back to the states by a guy in the Air Force. Unlike 06 Jetta, the new Golf looks excellent!
I love the pick up, it has lots of torque. This car is a blast to drive. It is quiet. The sound system rocks.
Offer leather, high power headlights, fog lights, a two part visor, and more colors than the standard Golf / Jetta offers.