This is our 5th TDI. We started out with a 1983 Jetta Turbo Diesel - sold it with 210,000 miles and it's still on the road. We had it for 15 yrs. Next was a 1986 Turbo Diesel; sold with 270,000 miles;had it for 15 yrs and it's still on the road. Then we had a 1998 TDI, sold with 170,000 miles - still around. We now have a 2006 and a 2009 TDI and love them both. All cars were purchased brand new.
Love the quick pickup when coming onto a highway. The brakes are magnificent. We think the looks are the best ever.
I wish the gas mileage on the 2009 (approx 40 mpg could compare to the 2006 (approx 45 mpg.)