Solid German Engineering & Build
By Arkansas Joe on
Vehicle2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
ReviewVery nice car although little too mushy for my own taste, this is The 6th VW car in my family over span of last 20 years, can tell that VW can build them like no other, 2.0T FSI does a great job!(efficiency plus power) Engine lags a bit during initial take off but speed climbs rapidly soon after, cruises like a V6 and ride is quiet, predictable and SMOOTH; the steering does become very precise as speed increases. Interior detail is awesome - Japan & US should take note, German still way ahead of the game here - ergonomics with ultra tight tolerance. First tank of gas got mileage of 23 mpg from 50/50 mix hwy & city driving, not bad! Exterior fit and finish is EXCELLENT, great lines!!
Best FeaturesRadio controls are easy and intuitive, cockpit feel with lighting during the night, precise steering on highway speed and standard low profile tires makes this car quite capable during emergency maneuvers - if needed. Exterior car design is very sleek! LED tail-lights & automatic open/close hatch.
Worst FeaturesMaybe to increase the dimension of the vehicle - add a 3rd row? Make the "sport" suspension upgrades available for the wagon with addition option of Bilstein shocks, all wheel drive or manual transmission in 4-cyl trim and bring back the V6 for the power hungry - no 2 the"Dehungerize" Passat.
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