I finally reached the tipping point with filling my pig of an Audi with fuel every week and had read many positive reviews of VW's 2.0 TDI engine. I have owned several Audis and VWs so I am well aware of their iffy reliability and expensive maintenance, but I've got a good warranty and free maintenance for 3 years. The engine and DSG transmission are perfectly matched. The powertrain is peppy, smooth and relatively quiet, considering it is a diesel. Beware of the Bluetooth option as the wagons have a crude and different module than the TDI sedan that seriously limits the functions. You can only receive incoming calls with the wagon; no downloading of phone contacts or voice control, etc.
Engine, transmission, ride, steering, handling, comfortable seats, multi- function steering wheel, beautiful gauges and displays, nice interior materials, striking black and beige interior color, panoramic sunroof, 10- speaker sound system is pretty good, excellent hard drive Nav, fantastic MPGs!
Crude Bluetooth operation, insist that your dealer install module 9W3 (or 9W7 from the '11s) in your wagon for the enhanced Bluetooth functions, especially if you get the Nav. Some misaligned interior panels. Homely rear end styling. Panoramic sunroof is already starting to rattle when closed.