I'm considering buying a mk3 jetta or golf. Diesel ones fetch around $4000 whereas an equivalent gas model would be half that much and likely have under 200k miles.
I drive ~50 miles a day, 5 days week so I'm not putting on huge miles like many TDI owners I know of. I'm also a college student with hopefully a year of school left and a paid off diesel seems like a better bet budget wise.
I'm very mechanically capable but don't know much about diesels, so I guess I'm looking for advice on whether this seems like a good idea or should I just save my money and whatever else and buy a gas mk3 instead.