"A fun to drive, small yet luxuruious with a smooth yet gutsy powertrain. Handles well without sacrificing comfort. More expensive than Honda, Toyota or Nissan, but a definate upgrade. This car shows the quality of what German engineering has been noted for. No, I do not want to sell it! Im often asked.
The only nuiance I have is, as with all turbo aspirated engines, is the "turbo lag". Just something you get used to."
"Between my husband and me, we've owned 10 cars, and I've driven dozens of others. The Passat with the V6 engine is still my favorite car. It is very fast, spacious, has lots options and upgrades that even my brand new 2007 luxury vehicle didn't think of. The 2001 has a good repair record and my car has only had one or two small problems. Nothing major at all. The Passat is a great car!"