Hi everyone, I wanted to post my experience so far with my 2014 Passat TDI SEL Premium experience so far. Not much to report at over 8,200 miles. As you can see from my fuelly badge, mileage is slightly below my dearly departed Prius v (lowercase v) Five and average fuel cost is running 1 cent higher per mile - not too bad! Overall comfort is better than the Prius; less headroom of course, but seats overall are more comfy, large trunk but not as much capacity, and back seat is HUGE - lot's of legroom to spare! I know I will have higher operating expenses once I get past the free 2 yr/24k service period, especially the 40k service with it's required DSG transmission fluid/filter change. Just completed a drive to FL and back - great drive! I do like the DSG trans over the CVT - it was annoying last year going up to Asheville, NC and back with the rolling hills the highway takes you over. I love the torque and if I can keep my foot out of it, it returns amazing mileage for the size car it is. Looking forward to keeping the car a long time - of course that was my plan with v5 too. That's assuming another idiot doesn't come along and total my car again... Forgot to add; I love the over 700 miles per tank before filling up. Haven't filled up more than 16.6 gallons with an 18.5 gallon tank. Always have to double-check myself that I'm pumping diesel fuel and not gas. A bit jealous than gas prices are way down now, but over the long haul, they likely won't stay that way.