"i ordered a Passat v6 with Tech for 27,123. i bounced prices of 3 local vw dealers for the best price. Black or Black with the VR6 motor with paddle shifters. stand your ground they will try to sell you a 1.8 T for a little less. come resale time (not that I'll ever resell) this is/will be a rare car."
"Like the turbo. Average MPG 32. I think 38 on one road trip. At 90-100 mph car starts floating. Changed oil myself for first time and had to buy a few tools to do it. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to change the transmission fluid at 40,000 miles, no dip stick. The steering with left hand arm on rest of door is only possible with my leg supporting my arm. Resale value sucks, should of bought a used one, but if I can get over 200,000 miles it will be OK. Steering wheel not in center of drivers seat?"
"Great car, reminds me of an old supercharged Buick I had rented at LAX in the mid 90's; the ride is so supple and noise free.
90-100 mph across West Texas last trip. Felt like I was back on the autobahn which I have driven many times before.
Too many pluses, try it and buy it."
Pros: "Well thought out features, big trunk, great value!"
Cons: "None. Wish I could spend more time driving!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Can't believe how well laid out this car is. Everything is exactly within reach and easy to operate. Love the Bluetooth so I can stream my music while I drive and I can control the radio and answer the phone with controls mounted on the steering wheel. The trunk is so big that I don't have to use the seats and floor inside the car like I used to with my old car when I bought groceries. This baby can hold a lot of stuff! The seats and interior are so comfortable it feels like they belong in a more expensive luxury car. I can't believe how luxurious this car is for such a great price. Definitely a great value for the price. The engine provides more than enough power and doesn't feel like it's just 2.5 liters. It's not sluggish like other cars I've drove in the past with small engines. The exterior is also very well designed and attractive for a midsize family sedan. Who says you can't be sporty when you have four doors? I love, love, love everything about this car! I just wish I had discovered VW a long time ago!"