With a new baby on the way, I needed
just a bit more room than my previous
Passat 1.8T sedan. But I didn't want
to compromise on performance, overall
engineering, looks, or quality. I'm
very happy with my '02 Passat
Wagon/Variant. It has willing
performance, good low-end torque from
the V6, very stable handling at low
and high speeds, and great room thanks
to the practical square wagon design.
I chose a the buttery smooth 5-speed
manual, but the 5-speed tiptronic is
equally nice and pleasing. The wagon
back actually adds a considerable
amount of room, and also
adds more rear headroom than the
Powerful and smooth V6, slick-shifting
5-speed manual, grippy brakes. Great
interior with high-quality fittings,
including real walnut wood.
I would like to have a couple of other
options available, including sport
suspension and a supercharger.