Originally Posted by Dukeryder
This is definitely not typical.
Trading this German built (Emden) Passat on a new Outback was the biggest automotive mistake I ever made. It was a GL with manual transmission, the absolute base model wagon brought to the US that year. I bought it new in December 2003 when they were clearing out '03 inventory for $21.5K. Oil changes and one set of tires at 55K was all I ever did to it in 74K miles.