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Now That's A Car!
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By RheyLEW
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2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Was initially interested in a Mazda6 for a long time. Made the mistake of sitting in a Passat CC first, went to Mazda and wasn't impressed, the German design and meticulous attention to detail is phenomenal. (It's the little things) cleverly designed umbrella holder in door, pull-up window shades, radar for adaptive cc and parking assistance, bi xenon headlights, LED tails, cargo and shopping bag hooks in trunk, heated side mirrors that point to curb when reversing, auto door lock, moon roof, rain sensing wipers that you don't even have to touch, wonderful lighting and dash, power windows all around, 4 cup holders, secret compartments. Powerful v6 engine with paddle shifters! Whooo- weee!


Best Features

Engine/transmission power/performance, interior, exterior, rarity, can pass as a professional or sports car, easily customizable, cockpit feel, Headlights, DynaAudio sound system, trunk space, I can keep going here..


Worst Features

hmm, sequential shifter instead of tiptronic, not great on gas, but I'm coming from a 4 cylinder Camry, I'm almost clueless here..


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Excellent Choice
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By Darblake
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2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Traded an 02 BMW X5 and at this point, mind you it's been 3 days, couldn't be happier. The feel of this vehicle will rival any other German made car on the road. The ride is a little rougher than the X5, which is ironic for a car vs SUV comparison, but you "feel" the road which makes the drive that much more enjoyable. Having driven it to work, for the past 3 days, I have put a total of 205 miles on it and am still above 1/2 tank of gas. Nice bonus considering the price per gallon. The features/amenities are definitely high end. Originally a little hesitant about making the switch but the quality/ performance eliminated that.


Best Features

Blue/Red color use on instrumentation. Dynaudio is excellent. Umbrella holder is nice touch. Autohold is excellent for stop/go traffic. Auto up/down for all windows is very convenient. So far everything. Headlights that "follow" the turn are a great benefit.


Worst Features

The only thing I can think of would be auto down for both driver and passenger mirrors when putting transmission in reverse.


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VW WINS!
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By car expert
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2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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If you want a European car, the VW Passat VR6 is outstanding! Great value compared to other German cars. The clean style, design, fit & finish in my Passat is beautiful. A lot of people can't believe its a VW! And I saved $$$! The car has been reliable on top of a 4 yr 50K warranty. The list of standard features is huge! I've owned lots of cars, German, Japanese and American made, this Passat is clearly a great car for the money! If you're looking for a mid-size car, check out and drive the Passat, it will win you over! If you can afford the VR6, you'll enjoy the extra power, handling and soft leather seats that will cradle you! Combined gas mileage has been 21+ mpg for my fast driving.


Best Features

Adaptive front headlights, Dynaudio Sound System is powerful and clean, comfortable leather seats, huge truck space, great lighting package, ergonomic interior and lots of space for passengers


Worst Features

Make VR6 model more available, not many to choose from in Northern California. Glad I got one!


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A Wolf in Passat Clothing
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By Tex Murphy
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2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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The B6 model sports numerous improvements over the B5 models, most notably, an insane 280HP v6 that uses as much gas as the outgoing B5! Now that's just obscene! The electromechanical steering mechanism is perfectly "weighed" and is precise, secure and responsive. The Acura had a more pronounced body lean, and the steering wasn't that good. The interior is a good blend of luxury and German pragmatism. The buttons are intuitive, and the console is not as cluttered as the Acura's. The Passat won out over the Lexus 330 and Acura TL. I thought my wife's B5 kicked, but this one blows it away in every aspect save for color.


Best Features

Many useability luxury touches such as memory seats tied to FOB. V6 delivers a LOT of power. Nice soft leather seats, impeccable interior. Excellent safety features such as directional HID headlamps, and turning lights. GPS well integrated with MFD. Kicking audio.


Worst Features

GPS processor is really slow. Some Euro features stripped out of US version such as FOB controlled windows. Price Points for the V6 are too steep for many. No MP3 player with 6 CD-Change NAV option. Dearth of color selection. No Colorado Red.


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Great car!
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By Eric
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2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I've had my Passat for only a week but it's a great car! It's fun to drive, has ample space in the rear seat (teenagers), gets good mileage and is substantially less than other European cars its size. It's definitely the deal of the decade! The only nitpicky thing I don't like is a little hesitation upon hard acceleration. Other than that, the car is great.


Best Features

Good mileage. Good backseat space. Soft leather. Cool key. Great stereo (Dynaudio).


Worst Features

Navigation is a little slow. No bluetooth integration. Rear sunscreen operates manually.


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