Last post on Apr 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Passat
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#1792 of 1838 Re: 2007 Camry SE (V4) v. 2006 Passat (2.0T) [elchurro]
Apr 13, 2006 (9:46 pm)
Don't go to dealerships asking to drive a "V4", as they'll think you know nothing. 4 cylinder cars have "inline" engines, noted here as I-4 (or an inline-4).
#1793 of 1838 Re: 2007 Camry SE (V4) v. 2006 Passat (2.0T) [elchurro]
Apr 18, 2006 (4:24 pm)
I have a 2004 Passat and love it. I test drove the 2005 Camry - it was nice and smooth- but in my opinion did not grab the road the way the Passat does. Camry's seem to be very popular with the over 50 age group. It's a nice smooth ride - but I think you'll love the way a Passat drives.
Good luck with your decision.
#1794 of 1838 Re: 2007 Camry SE (V4) v. 2006 Passat (2.0T) [janetlacrosse]
Apr 18, 2006 (5:36 pm)
The old Camry shouldn't be compared to the current one - it had nowhere near the road feel a car should have; something someone has addressed previously. The new Camry should be much better.
#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.