VW Golf/Jetta TDI. I would second a golf or jetta but with the 1.8t. I wouldn't suggest a vr6 unless its a manual as I have a hunch (from at least 3 that I know of) that the auto isnt't a strong enough transmission for the vr6. Also, VWs seem to be hit or miss on whether or not they're reliable. If you do get one, make sure to find an enthusiast who hasn't flogged it too much and who has put in all the regular maintenance and has a full service record otherwise it can get really expensive really fast.