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A lot of car for the money

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 4/25/2016 aikiman

This car is one of the best cars in its class, in my opinion. I've owned it for several weeks now and I have nothing but positive things to say about the design, engineering, and sophisticated feel of the car. I am coming from a Volvo S60 so I have something good to compare it with. While the Passat does not have the same power and feel as the Volvo, it can give it a run for its money for less. A lot of thought went into this car in terms of its engineering and driver experience, and it shows. This car was engineered with the driver in mind. If a Camry is your idea of the perfect car, then don't bother with the Passat because it is truly a driver's car. I've read the few negative reviews here and all I can say is that I really don't know what they are talking about. (One of the most negative reviews posted on this site so far has been posted in its identical form on at least one other car review website.) Power is adequate and, in my opinion, peppy. It has more than enough power to merge on a busy highway and I feel like I am driving a car that is much more expensive. While there is some drop off in power coming from a 5 cyl turbo S60, it really is not all that noticeable of a change to. I also believe that the ergonomics are just fine. I am 5'8" and had no problem finding a comfortable seat position. The seat comfort is good enough (nothing compares to a Volvo, though) and the cabin is spacious. This is a lot of car for the money. The workers in Chattanooga who make this car should feel proud that they are making such a thoughtful product for US consumers. I am proud to own this car and love every minute of my daily commute.

Average Rating : 5

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