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NikonsAndVStroms 01-02-2013 07:48 PM

Finally a Car That Wont Die! New Passat
 
Or if it does I'm not paying for it :D

http://jbeckphotography.smugmug.com/...-PLZg2ft-L.jpg

About the only car on the market that fits me :huh you'd think it wouldn't be so hard.

And no it's not a TDI! I drive well under 10k per year usually (this year being the exception) so it didn't really make much sense. I have to say the I-5 is a pretty decent cage motor. It sounds nice and feels more like a diesel with a bunch of low down power and not much top end. Also the chassis/steering are great and night and day from my 97 Accord.

This is also a base model....5 speed, power everything, bluetooth, cruise, a/c, honestly the only options I would want on a car that this doesn't have are heated seats, a sunroof, and ipod integration. Though with the bluetooth audio that one isn't as important and I have seen few cars that pull it off well. The Kia Soul's system I know just didn't like my iPod touch at all.

Heyload 01-02-2013 07:57 PM

Very nice!

NikonsAndVStroms 01-02-2013 08:06 PM

A bit more about it; this car is quiet/smooth as hell. I pulled onto the highway and had to slow down big time when I realized how fast it was going :eek1.

The sound system is pretty amazing too, I have a friend who is obsessed with dub step and music like so the kid loves huge bass and he was asking where the sub was. I can't bring it past 50% volume because it starts to hurt my ears :eek1 again this is the base stereo for the car. VW really didn't fuck around, shit they've earned my respect.

FLYING EYEBALL 01-02-2013 08:11 PM

what is it?

green hell 01-02-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYING EYEBALL (Post 20382805)
what is it?

vw camry.

Grainbelt 01-02-2013 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYING EYEBALL (Post 20382805)
what is it?

Looks like a half decent rental car. :dunno

JamesG 01-02-2013 08:17 PM

Totally :snore I think I would fall asleep in it before being able to start it.

But it OP likes it, too each their own.

NikonsAndVStroms 01-02-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JamesG (Post 20382844)
Totally :snore I think I would fall asleep in it before being able to start it.

But it OP likes it, too each their own.

I became an old man early in life :lol3 back when I was 21 I traded a CBR1100XX for a V-Strom and it has been all down hill from there. Now I wear tweed jackets while drinking my gin and tonics.

Honestly the reason I like it so much is the thing fits me....with my wrist and ankle issues that is no small feat. The only other cars that work are the Accord and Saab 9-5. The former for a certified used one with low miles wouldn't be much cheaper than the VW, and a Saab is just a nightmare waiting to happen. I've been living with cars on deaths door for 4 years now so this is amazing :clap

NikonsAndVStroms 01-02-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Grainbelt (Post 20382831)
Looks like a half decent rental car. :dunno

:nod

That way cops will pay less attention :deal having a Silver Civic and a Green Accord has probably helped me avoid a few tickets in my day.

FLYING EYEBALL 01-02-2013 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by green hell (Post 20382828)
vw camry.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grainbelt (Post 20382831)
Looks like a half decent rental car. :dunno


oh

tint the windows and black wheels...it won't look like you're driving your old mans Buick.

maydaymike 01-02-2013 08:33 PM

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vw camry.
:photog

NikonsAndVStroms 01-03-2013 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by green hell (Post 20382828)
vw camry.

I missed this one....now that hurts! I could never drive a Camry :puke1 I don't care about looks but there's nothing fun about that POS.

adam_c_eckhardt 01-03-2013 03:26 AM

Nice Work- welcome to the club. :lol3

jdiaz 01-03-2013 03:42 AM

I'm not much into big wheels and suspension drops, but it doesn't take much to make this car look very slick.

Base car with H&R springs and 20's.

http://www.synergydesign.com/passat/2013passatc.jpg

green hell 01-03-2013 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms (Post 20383784)
I missed this one....now that hurts! I could never drive a Camry :puke1 I don't care about looks but there's nothing fun about that POS.

:lol3

as long as yer happy with it, that's all that matters.

i don't think vw is doing the jetta or the passat any styling favors.


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