"I have owned my 06 Passat for one year. I absolutely love this car. It has great pick up, wonderful gas milage for its size, it's very comfortable, fun to drive, and just does everything well. I have black over tan and it is a very striking car in black. It really shows off the chrome.
I have had some chanllenges with the vehicle. However, I blame the dealer more than the car. It often takes several trips to the dealer to complete any minor repair. All repairs have been minor to this point.
I would higly reccomend this vehicle. I had been driving Accords since 1989. It was time for a change and this has been a wonderful experience.
As for the manual seats... I prefer them. My partner is 6'3" and I am 5'5". I never have an issue finding a comfortable position and adjusting everything to meet both of our needs. It is also done much more quickly than waiting for the power motors to move you. I traded in a 5 mo. old Lexus is250 with power seats because I couldn't get comfortable."
"This car has pickup at any speed. Great gas mileage for a car this size. Quiet, little road or wind noise. Cabin remains quiet with sun roof open. Great sound system. Easy to drive and comfortable on long trips. So far very reliable. Fit and finish is German precise. Negatives, seats can be a bit hard but I prefer that. Passenger seat is manual and is difficult to recline. Cruise control is a bit clumsy. Engine light comes on for stupid reasons like the gas cap is not on tight. I find it comes on when the weather is very hot."