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Hi everyone,
I am new to this form and have used the search function but I have not found an answer to my question.

My father and I recently decided we needed to look for a new car. He currently drives a GMC Denali and is fed up with the gas consumption. He drives about 400 miles per week. I finally dragged him into our local VW dealer and showed him the JSW. He was really impressed. We drove the 2.5 S model in automatic and we were happy with the performance and the $20,500 sticker price. After thinking about the car for a week, I suggested we consider the TDI wagon with the auto trans and leatherette. The MPG diff was the major seller, but the price was $25,500. My father drives on a lot of mountain roads and up hills. I felt that the torque of the TDI would be adequate, but also felt the MPG of the 2.5 gasser would suffer due to constant down shifts. Now we stand at the cross road. If we travel 20,000 miles per year it would cost $200 less in fuel at $2.50/gal for gas and $3.00/gal for diesel. The cost savings is't there but I want my father to get the right car. I just feel the 2.5 will struggle on the mountain roads. We also do a lot of city driving. What do you think is the right choice? There is a big gap in price. I want to get the right vehicle and be happy with the purchase (We plan on keeping it over 100,000 miles). I don't wanna buy a new car to get a 10mpg increase in the city (the denali get's 14mpg city). I feel after reading many reviews I would be lucky to get 26mpg with the 2.5 combined city and mountain driving. THANKS

P.S Are the DSG tansmissions strong and reliable?
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DSG's are good. I'd go with the TDI, great gas mileage, torquey as hell, and they tend to last longer than gasoline engines if you want to keep it for a very long time.
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