my personal fav true sleeper
VW is today what BMW used to be...affordable, fun, reasonably attractive transportation.
Note to self: Hope VW doesn't ever get Bangled!
Except, that it isn't reliable as what BMW used to be ...newer BMWs (the bangled ones) are *stylish* ...but they are way to overcomplicated, full of silly electronics.Originally Posted by Tiger
Such a shame Volkswagen lost the plot in reliability.
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Beautiful! I really like this car.
Their quality is getting better. The early 2000s were nothing but trouble. From exploding clutches to things falling off. The newer seem to have that fixed now.Originally Posted by Kowalski
Originally Posted by Mischief007
So good news!
Glad to hear VW improved.
BTW: What about BMW 540i you were intending to buy, Did you buy it?
I quite like the new 5-Series E60, but I prefer the 5-series E39 more.
The 5-Series E39 is a very reliable and sturdy car.
Affordable? I think not. Autoweek just tested a Passat with an MSRP of $36,000.Originally Posted by Tiger
I took a lot of pics of this one at NAIAS..it was a cool car. I didn't get the weird stripe job across the roof, though. It looks like a gray, elongated UPC symbol. You can see it in front of the moonroof opening in the picture on the first post. At least they weren't black and didn't have small numbers printed at the end.
2013 Audi S6 4.0T quattro
2013 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD
Really? Year for year, the customer satisfaction is getting down here in germany. Last winter VW had trouble with burst engines. Not many, but the german press had again their headlines.Originally Posted by Mischief007
the early 2000's had coil pack issues and window regulator issues anything after 2002 is good mines been great no issues and its beat like a 2$ whore. not a fan of the Bangle BMW's either
I think if you scan the bar code on that Passat though its gonna ring up for a lil more than 36k would hate to see the price to be honest.
Wow, that is a good looking car - too bad it's a VW though. ;]
"I cannot wait for the new fad to come along, one that doesn't involve making respectable looking cars look as though they were parked nearby when the plastic factory exploded."
I like it!
GM, specifically Impala guys of Chevy... TAKE NOTE! That's a real sleeper, no FWD here!
AWD or RWD, attractive, stylish, sporty, but refined... and POWERFUL!
2005 QSM GTO with M6
My Succession of Cars:
1997 Accord Special Edition > 2003 G35 Sedan > 2004 GTO 5.7 > 1991 Buick Park Avenue (debt free!) > 2006 Charger RT > 1995 Pontiac Grand Am V6 (debt free!) > QSM GTO
Bank denied me. Stuck with the Alero for now but still have my eyes set on an E39 .Originally Posted by Kowalski
And yes I have seen a lote less news on VW troubles. Anything after 02 has been an improvement for them.
True, VW has improved a lot in the last few years. They unsed to only be a bit better than the Koreans if I remember right.
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