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I found my car
Pros: electric parking brake
Cons: nothingFor the past 20 years I have wanted a smaller wagon that gave good mileage and had hauling capaabilities. Saw a passat wagon(2007)and liked it enough to trade in my Accord.The car has exceeded my hopes,solid, handles perfectly and great overall comfort.
Pros: It's just a plain fun sensible car.
Cons: No leatherHad it as a rental for 3 months. Really like the car. Very logical practical & yet fun & the diesel is great on gas
Jetta TDI is a great green car
Pros: fuel economyIgnoring the fact that mine is white, my 2009 Jetta delivers 2X the fuel economy of the usual gas car at a real 38 mpg around town. It rides well, at 16K miles I've had no difficulties and I am well satisfied.
Jetta TDI Sports Wagon
Pros: BMW like ride
Cons: lights stay on after you shut off ignitionExcellent diesel with lots of power
Economy with reasonable performance
Pros: Fuel economy
Cons: would have liked steering wheel acessory controlsMy VW Jetta Sportwagen is a very comfortable, reliable, responsive car with remarkable fuel economy. Being able to carry a pile of stuff is a definite extra and still deliver between 35 and 38 mpg in around town driving is a great combination. The glass roof and DSG transmission are enjoyable pluses. At 16K miles it has worked flawlessly and cost me nothing for repairs or maintenance.
The Original Hot Hatch Rocks
Pros: Engine performance
Cons: Exterior Styling, Front wheel driveIn all honesty, you'd be hard pressed to find a better, all around sporty economy car. The interior is top-notch, and the drive is simply stunning. For a front wheel drive car, it handles incredibly flat, and the steering is very precise. The 2.0T is an absolute gem, with oodles of torque down low, making merging and passing people on the highway a breeze. I even use mine to participate in autocross events, and I've surprised many BMW and Porsche owners with how fast my little car car run. If you're looking for a sporty car that get great fuel economy while maintaining enough space to be practical, this is the car for you.
Perfect Sedan both local and highwayBefore purchasing the Passat we researched and test drove 6 Sedans narrowing choice to TSX, Passat and Sonata. Price and price for quality, Leather (or Leatherette), sun roof, safety, and BlueTooth critical. Dollar for dollar Passat wins, A Turbo 4 performs very well, MPH averaging almost 28!, slight hesitation on take off at times, other cars did not drive as percise or as in the TSX back seat too small....other features than those listed were just extras. The final sale point was 0.0% financing. We are doing the same for a small/med size SUV in the fall.