Oppo V-dub Assistance, please?

A good friend of mine is considering getting a Passat TDI S or SE.  I support his decision as I've heard good things about the TDI.  I know there is a contingent here that digs the V-dub and was hoping you folks could weigh in on pros and cons of these particular trim levels, engine combo.  (Purchase would be for theā€¦ »2/25/13 6:15pm2/25/13 6:15pm