So I might be looking at a few used cars. I am leaning toward a VW since I love the driving experience. This will be a purchase for a commuter car for me, that I WILL take on trips out of state from time to time probably a couple times a year. I am also considering another Honda Civic or Prelude for the same use but would prefer a better driving experience. The candidates are so far, 2.0 turbo or a VR6. Which is more reliable, and how is the mileage of each in a 5 speed or auto in a 4 door? I am looking at the Passat and Jettas. How is their longevity compared to say the Civics and Preludes?