dieselgeek, can you post your review of the Leaf once you've had some time with it? Here's mine My Nissan Leaf test drive and review
A family member just got a base 2011 Prius for $23 out the door. That's about $21 before sales tax and fees (they're clearing out the 2011s). For someone who wants good mpg out of their driving appliance, it was a good buy at the right price.
I realize I might be a bit biased but TDI is the only reason I like VW. If not a TDI I would probably buy a Honda-Acura. The VW Jetta hybrid will be interesting but (before knowing any pricing or details), my outlook for the Jetta hybrid is not good. The VW Touareg hybrid is a dud. Much more expensive than the Touareg TDI for better acceleration which you'll really never use. It's a nice car but other than acceleration the features are a wash and way too expensive. I don't understand the point of a hybrid SUV either.
The biggest obstacle to the VW Jetta hybrid is that Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai all have decent hybrids but they haven't gotten any traction against the Prius.