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You are in the Volkswagen Passat
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#1799 of 1844 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [janetlacrosse]
Apr 19, 2006 (3:33 pm)
Nope, my day is fine. I have owned Passats (B5/B5.5) and know first hand how poor the resale is.
#1800 of 1844 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 19, 2006 (4:04 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 1844 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 19, 2006 (6:10 pm)
According to this site, VW is quite good actually.
The brand ranks 3rd, after Honda and Toyota.
#1802 of 1844 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [janetlacrosse]
Apr 20, 2006 (1:24 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 1844 Re: I have a 2003 W8 Passat and I am upgrading to a Camry [lawguy661]
Apr 20, 2006 (4:34 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 1844 Re: Yoda, you are a complex individual... [fsowirles]
Apr 20, 2006 (3:02 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.
#1805 of 1844 Re: I have a 2003 W8 Passat and I am upgrading to a Camry [mattgg1]
Apr 21, 2006 (9:55 am)
I think that buying hybrid for city driving is good idea.
Buying hybrid for suburban commuting is not.
And W8 Passat. It is 4 liter and AWD, what did you expect?
May 15, 2006 (7:29 am)
I like the passat over the camry and accord but want to get a nav system and I've read mixed reviews. Anyone have an opinion on the passat nav system? Thanks
#1807 of 1844 HONDA VS TSX VS ACURA
May 15, 2006 (12:12 pm)
I appreciate the comparisons of Honda to VW, but I am also considering the Acura TSX - any comments or opinoins?
#1808 of 1844 Re: HONDA VS TSX VS ACURA [canaanman]
May 15, 2006 (2:27 pm)
It would be best to start a new discussion that specifically addresses the vehicles you are considering. Just go here and use the Add Discussion link to fire it up.