My '03 Jetta TDI has proven to be the best car-buying decision I will ever make. I've saved every fuel receipt since day 1, and with the 5-speed manual transmission, I get between 38 (a rare low) and 46 mpg, averaging around 43 mpg most of the time. That's around 500 miles per tank. With fuel prices as high as they are, I can't help but brag about having to fill up only once a month! The styling is sporty and classy at the same time. The new body style is boring and disappointing, so I'm glad I bought mine when I did. I frequently enjoy opening the sunroof, and the leather interior and Monsoon sound system keep me riding in near luxury!
Air bags everywhere, leather seats, stereo controls on the steering wheel, heated seats (which I don't need in So Cal), and the Monsoon sound system.