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You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#1795 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [janetlacrosse]
Apr 19, 2006 (6:49 am)
You were concerned with resale and bought a VW....that is ironic. And to talk about problems, ever heard of the sludge issue on the 1.8t????
#1796 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 19, 2006 (3:28 pm)
Yes-I have heard of the sludge problem. I've read all about it - fortunately it is not a 2004 issue. And Yes- I doubt resale on a Sonata will not hold up to a VW. You come across very - having a bad day?
#1797 of 1838 Re: 2007 Camry SE (V4) v. 2006 Passat (2.0T) [thegraduate]
Apr 19, 2006 (3:32 pm)
This was a 2005 Camry. If the 2006 is a better feel - good for Toyota. I do notice 95% of the drivers are over 50 or 60. Perfect car for them.
#1798 of 1838 I have a 2003 W8 Passat and I am upgrading to a Camry
Apr 19, 2006 (3:57 pm)
I bought the W8 after trading ina a BMW 330i. I needed a little more room, and the Passat fit the bill. It has been relatively trouble free, other than going through 2 sets of break pads in 36,000 miles (probably a driver issue, although the car is heavy).
My only major complaint (and this probably isn't an issue with the new Passats) is that I get terrible, TERRIBLE gas mileage. I get about 13 mpg in the city, and the thing takes premium fuel only. Hence, I placed an order for a hybrid Camry.
#1799 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [janetlacrosse]
Apr 19, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Nope, my day is fine. I have owned Passats (B5/B5.5) and know first hand how poor the resale is.
#1800 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 19, 2006 (5:04 pm)
What year were your Passats? Did you enjoy the drive?
I have never heard that VW has a poor resale. Is this based on a trade in - or for sale by owner?
Glad your day is going well.
#1801 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 19, 2006 (7:10 pm)
According to this site, VW is quite good actually.
The brand ranks 3rd, after Honda and Toyota.
#1802 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [janetlacrosse]
Apr 20, 2006 (2:24 am)
2000 and 2002. They were great to drive. The resale comment is based on what I see them selling for within a couple of years after new. The newer ones 2004+ seem to fair a little better in relation to the rest of the market. I loved my Passat, but would never buy one new. Just like my Volvo. Never buy a new Volvo unless you are keeping it unitl it dies, because resale is horrible. Even on the "R" line.
#1803 of 1838 Re: I have a 2003 W8 Passat and I am upgrading to a Camry [lawguy661]
Apr 20, 2006 (5:34 am)
I've got to ask...What kind of gas mileage were you expecting when you bought the overweight, 8 cylinder Passat?
I mean, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize you're going to get horrible gas mileage and be forced to buy premium fuel.
Didn't you take these factors into account before spending $40K+ on the car. Now you're in the market for a hybrid!?! LOL
You remind me of these people who buy gigantic SUV's, cry about filling the tank, then trade it in for a Civic.
#1804 of 1838 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 20, 2006 (4:02 pm)
The link the reader above gave lists the 2002 Passat as the #1 re-sale mid size car. I never buy new. 2 years old is perfect - can do a little research on the car - and pay much less. I absolutely love the way the Passat feels on the road - plan to keep this car for awhile.