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Audi A4, Acura TL, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#43 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [fish8]
Sep 15, 2005 (5:16 am)
Audi's Achilles' heel is being associated with the least reliable group on the planet - VW Group. The most unreliable vehicles in automotive history...
#44 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [600kgolfgt]
Sep 15, 2005 (5:23 am)
VW Group. The most unreliable vehicles in automotive history...
That's quite an exageration. VW may have a bad reputation based on now-defunct models, but they've been ave or above ave in recent years, according to consumer reports, that focuses on reliability as opposed to sportiness. From at least 2001 through 2005, the VW Passat was a CR recommended pick for its class. One of the significant factors is reliability.
#45 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [taxesquire]
Sep 15, 2005 (6:28 am)
Surely, you didn't recognize the sarcasm in my post (hint: my screen name)...
B.T.W. - I currently own 3 VWs (1997 Jetta, 2003 Wolfsburg Jetta, 2003 Passat GLS)
#46 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [600kgolfgt]
Sep 15, 2005 (7:41 am)
You're right, I missed it! I'm impressed with your collection. I love my TL - quite a blast, but aside from missing certain aspects of my Passat, one of the things Imissed was that my Passat was a "sleaper" car. THose who really know cars know it's a good one. Those who don't, just don't know what they're missing!!! Was real disappointed VW isn't offering the current Passat with both a v6 engine and a 6MT. Maybe in year 2?
#47 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [taxesquire]
Sep 15, 2005 (8:36 am)
> Was real disappointed VW isn't offering the current Passat with both a v6 engine and a 6MT. Maybe in year 2?
We can only hope...
#48 of 90 A friend purchased...
Sep 16, 2005 (11:57 am)
...an '05 Passat with the TDI about three months ago. He currently has 5000 miles on it and, as one would expect, his fuel economy has been superb. I think he had rather good timing with his purchase.
Oh, and so far the car has been great.
#49 of 90 Nice pick!
Sep 17, 2005 (7:35 am)
I've owned a 2nd Gen A4, an '04 Acura TL, and I've shopped the S40 pretty seriously. I couldn't wait to get rid of the TL, and eventually got back into an Audi. The only other cars that even come close are Mercedes. They're incredibly rigid without being heavy, and there's simply nothing "cheap" anywhere on the car.
#50 of 90 Re: Nice pick! [cpurick]
Sep 17, 2005 (9:24 am)
I can't believe you got rid of your TL so quickly. I love mine - great compromise between comfort and handling; economics and luxury.
#51 of 90 Re: Nice pick! [taxesquire]
Sep 18, 2005 (4:03 am)
'Compromise' -- that's a great word for the TL.
I didn't think the TL was as tight or as solid-feeling as I had come to expect after owning my previous Audi. I had been led to believe the Japanese luxury brands were comparable to the Germans; I've since reconsidered.
They're both good cars -- I just think the Audi is a much better car to drive.
#52 of 90 Re: Audi A4 vs Acura TL vs Volvo S60 vs VW Passat [edwardsf]
Sep 18, 2005 (7:08 am)
"BTW, the Audi gets 24/32 and the Passat gets 22/31. Is that difference just from weight?"
Actually, I think that's the difference between Audi's CVT and the Passat's Tiptronic.