2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
After driving for a year and 20k miles here's my take on the Passat TDI.
It takes bumps like a pickup truck, corners like a boat, and the technology of a car from 1990. Every time it rains the water rolls off of the roof and into the car when getting in/out or stopping at a drive-through.
Is there anything good about this car?????
Yes, the amount of space for passengers and luggage is enormous and I get the same milage as all those hybrids but I don't have to worry about a $7K battery swap in a few years.
Bottom line buy if you're looking for space mad mileage.
Plenty of other choices if tech or performance is higher on your list.
All windows have 1 touch window controls
Fix the water rolling off the roof all over passengers when door or window is opened.
Improve the suspension. For the price of a TDI you should get more standard tech. Who doesn't have a garage door opener in 2013? Make improve the body so it's not so boring.
Reviewer must be the first and only person to find the ride of the 2013 VW Passat to be "..like a pickup truck..".
I find the Passat's ride and suspension to be superb. The Passat has been commended by a couple of the major auto magazines as having excellent ride and handling characteristics with fully independent 4-wheel suspension, and at least one of them recently selected it as their "Car of the Year".
Can he really be serious about the "garage door opener" suggestion?
I believe that such openers typically come with the garage door opener mechanism, and NOT with every new car you might buy!
And why did this Reviewer even buy a Passat if he finds the body to be "so boring"?
I'm assuming that the Passat body has not changed much since his purchase - or was it a graduation gift?
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