I've been looking for a C-segment car with an auto or semi-auto box. I've considered the Cerato 2.0 AT, Elantra 1.8 AT, Focus 2.0 PowerShift and Citroen C4 1.6T EGS6... but no... they are not quite good enough. Each one had a few things that put me off. I've never considered the Golf/Jetta 6, because the only DSG models available here (besides the GTI) were the very under powered 1.6 TDI Golf and Jetta. I see that the 90kW 1.4 TSI DSG models are now available in SA and the Jetta with a couple of extras sounds perfect for me.
My question... If you were in the market, would you go for a new VW (with full maintenance plan to 120 000km) or second hand C180/320i with low mileage and balance of a maintenance plan? Spec for spec they are very similar.