The Passat TDI is a fine vehicle, with great fuel economy, I have been getting a constant 35 MPG city / highway mix. I have not taken a trip to check the highway milage yet. The fit and finnish inside and out is first class. The rear seat fold down is a bit clumsy though.
Great range with the remote. Tiptronic tranny is clever and fun. Air conditioned glove box works for me!
Give it a smother suspension, it is a bit rough on choppy roads.