Maybe they will have a used 2010 on the lot or something. If they do, definitely try it as well. (Speaking of Jettas). Golfs are a whole different ball game. They didn't dummy them down for the new ones.
I was in an apartment complex called Ygnacio Village, it was located on Homestead Ave... within a mile of downtown Walnut Creek. The apartments weren't bad, they're a bit dated but the people who live there are nice, I think I was paying $1,200/mo unfurnished. Here is a link: Ygnacio Village Apartments