Classic Styling - 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Classic Styling

October 17, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

One of the aspects that I've come to appreciate more with our 2013 Volkswagen Passat is its styling. There's nothing really flashy or dramatic going on. Instead, the Passat just looks clean and handsome to me.

From a long-term ownership standpoint, I think that's important.

Styling is subjective, of course, and everybody has their own opinion. But just like clothes fashion, a car design that can seem really great right now can become a "what were they thinking?" 10 years from now.

I think the Passat's classic look will be immune to this. And if I were planning on buying a new family sedan and keeping it for a long time, this is something that would definitely enter my mind.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,718 miles

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