Oh man, I learned to drive stick on that car Same color too I loved that car - it will last just about forever too given it's cast iron block and head Plus it has trunk space like you wouldn't believe o.0
But don't let it fool you... It is a diesel, but expect around 20-25mpg.
Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
Also has a bit of a smoke problem from what I hear. I feel that if you are going to go diesel, and can't wait for the 2008 models to start going to market, then your best bet is a VW TDi. Oh, but I am a bit biased...