Won MotorWeek's best car of the year. This is the diesel version. Great reviews everywhere, including MSN Autos and Edmunds. Upscale quality vs cheap Japs imports like Honda and Toyota. Fun to drive unlike the Japs garbage. But #1 it's a diesel and I know diesels are superior but if they aren't commonplace maybe hard to get fuel or service. #2 VW parts and labor are exorbitant. This is the thing that distracts me most--the cost of labor and parts. #3 VWs have a poor reliability record in the US lately. Have things changed? Was the poor reliability only from cars made in Mexico? Thanks.