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I had three but they were the original 1.9, 90 hp, as far as cars go they were the best I ever owned-the first, 99.5 Jetta sedan provided about 97,000 flawless miles in LESS than one year with only scheduled maint.
I understand the new ones are as reliable as the old but the mileage is a bit off, in all three of the ones we had, manual transmissions, I never got less than 57 mpg-the best was 60 going to SC one year.
Cold starting was not a problem though I never experienced the temps you mentioned and I did have an EZHeat pad pan heater.
I will say that in the bitter cold if you were stopped at a light with the heater going you could watch the temp fall like a rock, amazing really.
Take it, you will love the car. My biggest gripe is the lack of awd and ground clearance, these cars are LOW...
Now if only Subaru will come out with their diesel...