Rear Garment Hooks - 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Rear Garment Hooks

February 20, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Yes, this is super nitpicky. But I was surprised that it took me multiple tries to get two dry-cleaning hangers onto a hook in our 2013 VW Passat TDI's rear seat area.

Twice the hangers holding my newly pressed black suit fell into a crumpled heap as I was twisting the hangers, and turning them around to make them fit around the grab handle.

Again, super nitpicky. But then, I'm not someone who needs to use those hooks on a regular basis.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 13,636 miles


  • tdibill tdibill Posts:

    Yes, I agree. Your comment is nitpicky. It is interesting to see that the hanger in question, which fell twice "into a crumpled heap" is still attached to its original attachment point. How many other cars have this option? I suggest the hook is designed for a coat hanger - it has worked for me. But then, who makes coat hangers anymore.

  • se_riously se_riously Posts:

    Maybe I'm not so smart, but couldn't you just hang the hangers on the handle instead?

  • dgcamero dgcamero Posts:

    Agreed, they are most definitely lame hanger hooks. I use the handles in my VW. Mercedes has the best I've ever used...

  • marmotking marmotking Posts:

    The horror!

  • milt721 milt721 Posts:

    Like se_riously said: Pull down handle and hang clothing. Plus, using this method allows room for about 20 more hangers.

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