I might as well jump in here and keep it off topic one more time.
My brother just bought a mid-level optioned 2013 VW Golf 4-door TDI, his '08 Jetta TDI was crashed.
Looks like a Kenmore refrig on it's side with extra freezer doors to me but I smiled and said it was lovely.
Anyway, esthetics aside, he says he gets about 36-38 around town and 42 on the highway so far, expects more as the miles pile on.
He likes driving it, has a Sport suspension button for the twisty roads and he claims the seats are comfortable.
Not much in the way of gadgets and gizmos inside or out, but that can be a good thing for some.
I say get what makes you happy.
I really don't understand why I love this FFH so much, even with all downsides that get reported here.