You are probably expecting a Ferrari or a dream car but this is my next car. http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=119327 New for 2008. Jetta TDI using a common rail 50 state legal diesel engine. Mercedes has the same engine except larger displacement but VW can't use the "Blu Tec" name. For those wondering about reliability, my understanding thus far reading indicates that their Diesel cars are a different league than their standard cars. I'll be following that closely as well as the time comes. 140hp is plenty and 240lb ft torque is more than enough. 6 speed manual tranny. They say it averages 45-50 mpg on the highway. Mid 30's in the city. That suits my needs and budget. Diesel pricing is odd around here. Right now gas is $3.16 and diesel is $2.70. When gas was ~$2, diesel was right there with it. Size wise it's big enough for my family and any future family if we go that route. For $22-$25k loaded, I'm following this one closely. I don't want a Prius(the 2nd best option). I really want a manual tranny again. 50 mpg is surely more tempting than the 14 I'm getting now.