I've read some of the reviews here, so I have chosen to write something positive. Dealerships are Robbing you! The Idea of these Tdi's Is to maintain them properly. And knowledge is your best friend. My Tdi is amazing.. Excellent power and fun to drive. Yes there are electrical issues, but that is a far shot from getting 400 to 500 thousand miles out of your engine life. Get a mechanic that is competent and KNOWS the tdi and you are set.. I do ALL of my maintenance myself, How? Research. And these cars are easy to work on. Don't let the vw dealerships take you hard earned money.
50+ mpg. Style, I cant stop looking at my car with wheels and window tint.. Looks beautiful. Performance. Many upgrades that have increased the longevity of the motor. And suspension performance. Smooth ride and corners like a sports car.
More durable electrical components. Emissions control, is less than satisfactory. The intake gets clogged and you have to clean the sticky mess.