I am 40, living in Fife, WA (25 miles south of Seattle).
After 10 years in an '01 Honda Insight I am ready to step into something a bit more comfortable and fun for my commute. Cars I am consdering are the Audi A3 sedan (TDI), VW Golf TDI, and now the MB CLA. Until details on pricing emerge for the Audi A3 sedan, the CLA is looking like the car for me. It may come down to price and economy. Perceived reliability for two first of model cars will make it interesting as well.
Keep up the good work sharing information and hopefully I can add something down the line.