I was looking for a car for traveling back and forth to Florida and one that gets good fuel miliage. I have had a place for about the last four years in Delray FL which is 1,150 miles from my New Jersey home. I had a Mercedes 500 which by the way was a beautiful handling car. I watched SUV's back and forth and was considerating getting the Mercedes SUV. I researched the gas milage and price and decided not to buy it. Years ago I had a diesel VW pickup that I ran to death and got great gas milage. I looked up on the net the features and price of the new VW's and bought one.
This caris fun to drive, has plenty of pick up, and gets good gas milage. It has lots of comfort, heated seats, power everything, and fold down rear seats with lots of cargo space.
The only change that I would of made was a choice of tires which I will change when I need them.