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Love this car--
In the past 5 years my wife and have had 5 cars. We had a 2007 Camry V6-XLE, a 2008 Audi A4, 2008 Audi A6 and a 2009 Toyota Corolla. Now we have a 2012 Passat XLE. Loved the Camry but she wanted an Audi. Bought the A4 and three months later she said it was too small, so we got the A6. I told her the maintenance and repairs would eat us alive. I drove the 2009 Corolla -- Had a number of them-- Good car. Well when it came time for tires and brakes on the A6, Oh boy!-- 2400.00 for both. So I told her about the Passat and how it was not much smaller. She said go get one. So, I got the Passat XLE-- Love it, It rides smooth, very quiet and handles like a dream. It reminds me a lot of the A6. I do miss the 4wd, but Fwd I dealt with for years-- so no problem. I like this more than the Camry. I never thought I would say that because I had many Toyotas in my life. This is a great car. The Fender stereo is a killer. The Nav. works great. Seats are very comfortable. Just a little wind noise at high speeds.I hope that people looking at midsize cars consider the Passat. Pricing is right in line with the others. Do yourself a favor and take one for a test drive. I think you will like it.
so far-so good
I have owned a bunch of Toyota's and they make a very good, yet some what dull car. I had to purchase a new car and having owned a 2005 Avalon, which is a large car with a large price. The Camery was OK, but not near as large, so I went looking. Two things brought me to the Passat, first, the rear seat leg room ( a match for the Avalon) and finally, the TDI option. only about one in ten Passats is a TDI and the dealer will not make you a deal on a car they dont have. So I settled for a 2.5 SE witht the 5-speed. While the car with the 2.5 will not give you wiplash due to acceleration, it does have resonable performance. The four things that have impressed me are; the fuel milage, up to 600 miles on a tank of gas (not disel) with highway at 34 MPG at 80 MPH, the large trunk, very good high speed handling and finally, a very confortable ride. Purchased mine on January 1, 2012 and I have put 24K miles on it in ten months. If the car holds up in quality, this will be a very good car.
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