2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
Yes. Yes I can!
This car is so packed full of value, bought on a lease, anyone could afford it. And they would be right to do so.
The details inside the cabin are so thought out, they really didn't cut any corners. All of the cubbies found in the car are lined with grippy rubber to prevent sliding of phones or other hard items. The top of the dash, near the bottom of the windshield has a strip of brushed stainless matching the stuff on the dash and center console.
The seats are supportive and comfortable. The driver's seat has power lumbar which feels amazing. I really like the stark white dash numbers at night. They are easier to read at a glance than the blue ones.
I love the powertrain. We had a 2006 Jetta 2.5 and loved the 6A behind it. This Passat is even better. the engine has more power and better delivered torque lower in the rpm range making drivability in any situation effortless.
Need to pass a drifting semi? No sweat, prod the throttle and get a two gear kick-down to rocket past him. Putting the transmission in manual mode will allow the car to stretch the mpg into the upper reaches. Last night on a 100 mile drive round trip, I averaged 36.5 mpg. Don't need a diesel with this kind of mpg and the gas is $.40-$.60 less per gallon.
I'd like to see a power seat on the passenger side as well. Also, put a 3 position memory seat for the driver so there isn't an endless finagling with the seat after someone else drives it.
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