Good choice, Dave. I’m driving a Tornado Red 2015 Golf Sportwagen SE right now, one wearing Michigan manufacturer plates and enjoying a starring role in a travel article to be written about Arizona for Autoweb.com.
My wife, two kids, and I left L.A. a couple of days ago, and we’ve piled on more than 700 miles. The trip computer says we’re averaging 43.7 mpg with the DSG. Turbo lag is a bitch, but once you acclimate to the diesel’s unusual power delivery, no problem. Also, at elevation in the Flagstaff area, it feels just as responsive as it does near sea level.
Biggest complaint so far? No USB port. And the leatherette doesn’t breathe well in 90+ temps.