We got tired of waiting on BMW and went for a 2013 Audi A3 TDI for my wife. The new F31 would probably be too big for her tastes, but a 1 series hatch would have been nice. As usual, BMW is asleep at the switch.
She really loves the A3, which has been averaging between mid-30's to around 50 mpg (city vs. hwy.) and she loves it. I know it's a fancy Golf, but the Audi dealership is a nicer place to deal with than most VW dealers.
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