I have owned my TDI since 2002. I have had almost no problems. The 2002 TDI was the last year for this motor. In 2003 they added horsepower, but got worse gas mileage, which is the wrong move with today's gas prices. The 5-speed has tons of power and mid 50 mpg. This beats the these cheesy hybrid trash that has two systems to go potentially wrong, for a lame 30 - 40 mpg. Get a TDI, they're proven and reliable.
The good gas mileage, comfort, heated seats, and roominess.
The warranty is cheesy. I think it's only two years. when every other manufacturer is offering 3 to 10 years. The inside door panels have a rubber coated plastic that peels.