|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 47):|
Do you own one of these cars? Do you have hard data? You must not or you wouldn't be posting stuff like this.
I don't own one. I've driven them and I know people who do own them. These persons aren't too thrilled with the car (in terms of performance, handling,and quality) but they already spent the money so they're keeping it. But one of them now owns a Jetta TDI and is much more satisfied with that.
As for them not being efficient in long drives, I recall reading in magazines that in long term road tests, the MPG dropped to 30MPG or less on several occasions. IIRC they were Car & Driver and Road and Track