I got the wife a 2003 VW Jetta TDI (Automatic, diesel was a big enough jump for her) because the has a 70 mile round trip drive to work every day. I must admit that for some reason I get quite a charge out of driving it and take it out any time I can. The 43 MPG cruising at 75-80 MPH, and the fact that diesel has been $0.20-0.30/gallon cheaper is also appealing, if you have other stuff to spend your hard earned dollars on besides fuel that is...
I'm ready for a BMW diesel, from all accounts they make the best diesel engines in Europe and have a 40% market share. I suspect that once we get the low sulphur diesel fuel in the USA they will consider giving us a diesel or two in their line-up.
E39 - 1998 540iA Sport (11/97 Production)
E30 - 1989 M3 (44k miles)
1979 Triumph TR7, still have my first car ;-)
E21 - 1980 320i (sold at 130k)
E23 - 1986 735i
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