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Awesome Value!!! by John from Colorado on 02/24/2010. Trim: 2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort, Owned 1 year.
Pros: THE ENGINE!!!! Wow this car will "get it" when you throw down the pedal on the 2.0L Turbo. The driving cabin is extremely flexible and comfortable. It seats my 5'9" wife perfectly and it seats my 6'4" frame more comfortably than any vehicle I have ever owned. The car has a solid and planted feel when driving through the curves aggressively....a "feel the road" sports car experience. When driving very conservatively, I am getting 33-34 mpg.
Cons: VWOA's stance that this engine can survive on 10,000 mile oil changes and that is their recommended and "free" maintenance program. I will be changing the oil and filter every 5k miles with 502 approved oil. Although it is a very cool conversation piece, I dislike the key fob. The battery ran out on one of my fobs and upon returning home on a flight, it was a MAJOR pain to get in the car. I wish they still had the "switch blade" key.
Overall review: Best car I have every owned. I love German engineering and their willingness to build a car that will comfortably fit a person over 6'2". This car comes loaded with standard features and is a huge value. Basically you get an Audi for the price of a Chevy.
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