Tasteful styling coupled, a
torquey engine, well-spaced ratios in
the 6-spd manual, and AWD makes for a
potent combination that slips under
the radar (literally). The AWD with
ESP ensures that corners are taken
with aplomb. Handling in rain and
snow is incredible. Some may find the
ride stiff. Steering is a bit
overboosted, although adjustment takes
place quickly. Very comfortable
touring for two, and easily hauls 5
Great drive train with comfortable
seats and intuitive controls.
VW Marketing did every W8 owner a
favor by doing such a poor job making
1. Owners Manual is the most poorly
organized (and contradictory) I have
2. Pedals are not well-placed for all
drivers. VW needs to take a leaf from
its Audi group and make them
3. Exterior mirrors generate a
noticeable amount of wind noise.
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