I was looking for a low cost to operate
vehicle, and I was not impressed with
the hybrids. I bought this car, and was
amazed by the 'fun-to-drive' aspect of
it. The huge amount of torque available
from the engine gives you a lot
more 'zip' than you would expect from a
diesel. Highway cruising is great, with
barely 2,400 RPM turning at 70 MPH.
Although I have only driven the car
5,000 miles to date, there has been
nothing wrong with the car, and I'm
getting over 47 MPG each time I fill.
Tight steering, and much better
acceleration than I expected. Quiet on
the highway, with a bit of diesel
clatter at idle. The sunroof ooperates
well, and the monsoon stereo is better
than most stock systems.
Offer XM/Sirius radio as an option.
Offer the 2.0 liter diesel from the
Passat for those who really want to