Originally Posted by secretsquirrel
What are your requirements?
Do you have kids? If so, how many? How big are they?
How far to you drive in a day/month/year?
Whats your budget? Is the TDI Jetta in your budget? Does it fit your need for performance?
I'm guessing you value economy more than performance in a commuter car, but would like something fun. Is this is a good assumption?
Good questions but you're assuming there's logic that's deeper than just wanting to buy another car. The advice so far suggests that the OP, who's currently leasing a $40k car and is concerned with mileage should go out and buy a $30k car to commute in.......(and enjoy all the depreciation, insurance, tags, etc that goes with it).