I bought my 1990 Passat for my first car, and I don't regret it. Petunia May, (her name) is an awesome highway car, but it is hard to park in tight areas. Other than that, I love it. I had to do some break repairs to it which cost an arm and a leg, but to me that is wear and tear parts. They are going to need attention one time or another in any car you buy.
The power moonroof, tilting front and back seats, roominess, handling, good gas mileage, and power on the highway.
Give it better acceleration in first gear and better wiper controls.
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