"This car was rated by CR as the #1 family sedan for 2006...a reflection of safety, comfort, and luxury. Great! However, I'm 25 and have absolutely no kids, so I purchased this car for a few very additional reasons. My search for a new car lasted nearly a year. After driving and comparing many cars I feel that the passat shares the acceleration, speed, and handling of top-rated sports cars. I love the car and have had only minor issues involving maintenance over the last year."