I have now had my tdi one year and 35,000 miles. Still drives like new. I do a lot of highway driving and it is too easy to drive way over the speed limit (85-90) while still getting 35-37 mpg. Queen size air mattress fits in back for the dog. No downshifts required when driving up 6% grade mountain highways. Torque just flattens out the mountain. Driven very conservatively, I have nearly hit 700 miles to a single tank of diesel.
torque, sunroof, invisible at high speed on the interstate
better quality paint. bug marks are much harder to remove on this car than my others. Have more performance type products available. There is a tdi race series, but virtually no performance mods offered through vw