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Old 01-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Finally a Car That Wont Die! New Passat

Or if it does I'm not paying for it



About the only car on the market that fits me you'd think it wouldn't be so hard.

And no it's not a TDI! I drive well under 10k per year usually (this year being the exception) so it didn't really make much sense. I have to say the I-5 is a pretty decent cage motor. It sounds nice and feels more like a diesel with a bunch of low down power and not much top end. Also the chassis/steering are great and night and day from my 97 Accord.

This is also a base model....5 speed, power everything, bluetooth, cruise, a/c, honestly the only options I would want on a car that this doesn't have are heated seats, a sunroof, and ipod integration. Though with the bluetooth audio that one isn't as important and I have seen few cars that pull it off well. The Kia Soul's system I know just didn't like my iPod touch at all.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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A bit more about it; this car is quiet/smooth as hell. I pulled onto the highway and had to slow down big time when I realized how fast it was going .

The sound system is pretty amazing too, I have a friend who is obsessed with dub step and music like so the kid loves huge bass and he was asking where the sub was. I can't bring it past 50% volume because it starts to hurt my ears again this is the base stereo for the car. VW really didn't fuck around, shit they've earned my respect.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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what is it?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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vw camry.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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what is it?
Looks like a half decent rental car.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #7
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Totally I think I would fall asleep in it before being able to start it.

But it OP likes it, too each their own.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Totally I think I would fall asleep in it before being able to start it.

But it OP likes it, too each their own.
I became an old man early in life back when I was 21 I traded a CBR1100XX for a V-Strom and it has been all down hill from there. Now I wear tweed jackets while drinking my gin and tonics.

Honestly the reason I like it so much is the thing fits me....with my wrist and ankle issues that is no small feat. The only other cars that work are the Accord and Saab 9-5. The former for a certified used one with low miles wouldn't be much cheaper than the VW, and a Saab is just a nightmare waiting to happen. I've been living with cars on deaths door for 4 years now so this is amazing
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Looks like a half decent rental car.


That way cops will pay less attention having a Silver Civic and a Green Accord has probably helped me avoid a few tickets in my day.
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Looks like a half decent rental car.

oh

tint the windows and black wheels...it won't look like you're driving your old mans Buick.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #12
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vw camry.
I missed this one....now that hurts! I could never drive a Camry I don't care about looks but there's nothing fun about that POS.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:26 AM   #13
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I'm not much into big wheels and suspension drops, but it doesn't take much to make this car look very slick.

Base car with H&R springs and 20's.


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Old 01-03-2013, 04:06 AM   #15
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I missed this one....now that hurts! I could never drive a Camry I don't care about looks but there's nothing fun about that POS.


as long as yer happy with it, that's all that matters.

i don't think vw is doing the jetta or the passat any styling favors.
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