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Germans a funny habit of taking over. I’m not quite what propels them to do it, but must be some inward that forces them to to meddle. Yes, their way of things is probably more than yours, it’ll be the reasonable, the most logical way of a Solution, sorry, solution, but be so pragmatic that it won’t be Like when playing the game Monopoly, Germany is the who insists all fines go to the bank, than to Free Parking. what the rules say, but just no fun.

When it comes to playing Volkswagen are pretty good. earned a fortune with childish Beetle, they Auto Union and NSU, and by the the mighty conglomerate were cottoning on to the idea that engines just weren’t cool at all, especially not it comes to big family cars. aquired NSU’s big family the K70, and were building alongside their own air-cooled the VW Type 4. But the public just buying them. They really playing with the F103 either; in fact, having factories all over making big saloons, the public just uninterested in the toys were making. People something practical, serious, reliable; they wanted cylinders up front, four on the floor, four wheels and doors. Nothing more.

took notice, and all the silly eccentricities like air-cooled, and rear-mounted engines were out the In their place, VW developed a production technique where the mechanicals and chassis of a vehicle the same, while the outer can be warped and shaped into two products, in this case the 80 and the Volkswagen Passat.

Leap forward to the beginning of the and you’d be amazed at how much the newly-named Volkswagen Audi has advanced. From pottering rotters they’d built a of sharp-lined city slickers Golf and Jetta ), superb (the Scirocco and Audi ) and their big Audi 100 saloon was with the monied classes. the Audi 80 was selling admirably. But was up with the platform-sharing Passat B1; the Audi had sporty GT trim the Passat was a slug, crippled by 1.3 and 1.5 options that struggled to the heavy beast up to autobahn Where the market had previously prudence, Volkswagen had pushed to levels of parsimony, and Passat suffered for it.

So, when the B2 platform was announced, and the 80 was logically upgraded to more engines and suspension and brakes, the decision was taken to do the same the Passat. Even though had a Sedan, a Coupe and an Estate, sorry, Avant. in their someone somewhere figured it sense to duplicate all of that and it the Passat name. Which us to this motley selection of B2 dotted around Warsaw; abused and unloved.

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The thinking behind this masterstroke was that Volkswagen want to jeopardise Audi’s as a luxury brand, which is why the B2 Avant never made it the production line. The market for a family saloon with a big box on the back fell instead on the of the B2 Passat, which became as the Passat Variant, and is the most of all the old Passats still rattling Released onto an unsuspecting in 1981, it quickly fell to the of the VAG stable, surpassed in almost aspect by its siblings.

The Coupe for example, was incomprehensible. With the Scirocco and Audi Coupe the market, where on earth was the behind selling an outmoded fastback? And the Passat was anything but even the tiny 1.6 diesel from the Golf found its way the bonnet, and that feeble took 22seconds to get the car to 60mp/h. Volkswagen realised just a ridiculous model the Passat was, and withdrew it in 1985.

But the Sedans and Variants marched achieving a global presence, if not under the names Quantum, Carat and Corsar. Their trim, frugal fuel and unassuming presence earned a place with price-conscious in developing countries like and China, where they are in production today. In Europe, the entire B2 platform was shelved in and the old Passat quickly and quietly under the carpet or, in these behind the Curtain.

Maybe a bit harsh on these old wagons. were practical rather pretty, and their function for low-end consumers was unquestionable. But you to have some fun if you want to function; the Audi and VW might be on the same board, but they’re playing by different rules.

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