My wife and I picked up our new Black Golf TDI DSG in New Jersey and drove it 4750 miles to Alaska in 8 days. I think we can say we put it through it's paces. I will post my thoughts on the trip in a few days. I will say I really love the car, it drives great even on snow with standard tires; and comfortable even on a 800 mile day. I paid MSRP for the car I wanted and didn't want to wait for a TDI to show up at the local dealer. The drive across the continent was a bonus for me, I always wanted to make that trip; it was a real adventure in the middle of winter.