I will be getting the highest trim level of which ever car i pick. The main factors i'm considering in order are: Reliablity Stock Preformance Gas Mileage Style Aftermarket Support So far i've decided the lude would be more reliable, but after owning a turbo charged car it's hard to give up. bovs are teh pwn . This has to be my daily driver to college (about 30mi one way) so it'll definitly be racking up the miles. Right now i drive a 95 eclipse gsx with 150k miles on it. It's verging on falling apart. I can get a newer golf cheaper so that means less miles probably. I know a lot of you are thinking, "why not just buy a 92 civic and swap with the extra money?" Well if things were different that's what i'd be doing but my dad is agreeing to help me buy the car so all i'm getting is a car. As far as aftermarket parts, i'm broke as a joke so only very basic mods, if any, will be done until i get a job that pays more than minimum.