In terms of performance, definitely the D-4D lump is torquier so this is perfect for stop and go, in-city driving. The VVTi lump has a higher top speed or is probably more comfortable at faster highway speeds. So it depends on your drive.
Gotta say though, the 2.0L is sluggish at low speeds. The delay in the gas pedal does not help it, rather it emphasizes the lack of torque. If the D-4D issue from way back is no longer an issue, then I'd go for the D-4D.