I wanted to save money on my fuel bill and didn't want a hybrid. I drove the Golf and Jetta TDIs with DSG and Manual, but always wanted the manual, which I got. I read your forum articles on the high pressure pump issues and hope the 3rd generation will be trouble free for me. I've been a long time member of the Custom Tacoma forum and have a highly modified truck that gets 13 mpg. The Golf is my daily driver. i live in Charleston, South Carolina so I don't think the temperatures should cause gelling issues. I try to keep up with technical issues and look forward to reading and sharing my experiences.