TDI is what I was after when we first started searching. The only one in our area had (and this is no b/s) over 300,000 miles on it. 5 speed stick.
We almost sprung for it..but the poor ol' girl had some major rust issues on the doors, hood, and quarters. (Under carriage? Actually better then the car we purchased).
The TDI will serve you well with it's great mileage.
There are plenty of "How To's" all over the internet in regards to how to fix the headliners. (My Bronco II suffers from a droopy Headliner. So I had to research that a lot!)
This is a pretty friendly bunch here as well. I'm getting a large education on the newer OBD II systems and it's making me think a lot! (I used to be a tech for a dodge dealership, and a general mechanic for 4 years at a quickey tire/repair shop...20 years ago LOL) My how things change.
Welcome to the great and wonderful ORG! Many fantastic cars, people and answers lurk in this great land. If you haven't done so already, take time to fill in your profile and post a few photos so we can ORGle them!! Hello from the warm reaches of North Carolina!