They would never ask that price for that car in Texas.
I'd say it's a $8k car In DFW, tops.
really? Because a nation-wide search shows one TSX wagon priced less than this one, if you're looking at cars under 90K miles. The price on that car is good, regardless of location.
The reason to buy this over a golf sportwagen would be for higher reliability, that TSX 4 cylinder powertrain is really good in that respect. The golf beats it in all other catagories for similar money and is decently reliable still. I wouldn't trade my golf for it but its a solid reliable vehicle.
While I get what you're saying, I think a 2-3 year old sportwagen is going to win on reliability compared to a 15 year old TSW wagon. Little stuff like motor mounts, suspension bushings etc. is all going to be more problematic on an older car. And really, the drivetrain on the MK7 is just as bombproof. The 2011 TSX actually had a fair number of engine problems with the oil control rings (think they fixed it in 2012). The only real issue w/the VW is the pano roof leaks.