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Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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When a car your expectations, you have to not only the vehicle, but your The 2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 4Motion so exceeded my expectations I realized that I’m in the past, and the Passat is headed the future. I’m going to try to at the Passat with fresh and an open mind. Pricing: base, $38,280 as tested, EPA 18 MPG (7.65 km/l) city/26 MPG km/l) highway.

First Sleek, handsome and elegant a total surprise

Where did I get expectations for the Passat? I’ve spent more time the wheels of Volkswagens than any cars over the course of my I even spent some as a VW salesman while I took a from the rigors of a college I’ve always admired the — in my view, VW was sincere bringing a solid, no-frills car to the The 2007 Passat Wagon is solid, but it is anything but no-frills. In VW is pushing the Passat to the near-luxury

From its slightly bulbous to its gently rounded back, the Wagon is an elegant beast. If a can be sleek, the Passat is sleek. Up is the VW corporate nose, replete a big VW logo in a smiling mouth chrome lips. In conjunction a rising beltline, the roofline toward the back of the wagon an almost chopped look gives a sense of forward The rear gate is narrower at the than the top, its top half by wrap-around glass. The 17 alloy fit the wheel wells perfectly.

Overall, the Passat Wagon is elegant, with superb fit and finish. It’s a gorgeous with visual interest every angle. Not what I at all.

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In the Seat: All-out luxury

Volkswagen Passat Wagon 3.6 rear view

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If the exterior of the Passat Wagon my expectations, I was totally unprepared for the My test vehicle was outfitted a $2,750 Luxury Package, included leather driver and seats with 12-way and electric heat, wood heated windshield washer and rain-sensing wipers, among features. The seats are great, and easily adjustable, and the leather are supple.

Sitting in the driver’s seat, the cabin wraps around you a great ergonomic layout just plain works. right where you expect it to be. A instrument cluster sits the steering wheel under a eyebrow in the dash. Big rotary gauges display the important and smaller LCD readouts toggle pressing info. The center houses the audio, navigation and controls. VW’s excellent navigation system will set you $1,800 and its easily worth the

Rear seat accommodations are for two adults, too tight for three humans. Like the exterior, fit and are superb throughout the interior of the Material selection and quality the luxury brands’ in every The Passat is no econobox.

On the Road: Excellent handling by 4Motion

The Passat has always a pleasant car to drive with handling and maneuverability. The 4Motion ups the ante, delivering full-time to all four wheels through a computer-controlled coupling. Independent controls the body roll making the ride too harsh, and direct electro-mechanical power makes the Passat a blast in the The 3.6 liter V6 under the hood great motivation with 280 hp and 265 of torque pulsing through the automatic transmission. If you’re shifting for yourself, a tiptronic is available — just the Passat through the gears the console-mounted gear selector. Or let the do the work, like I did — S for Sport driving mode and the points come later in the band. 4-wheel ventilated ABS disc brakes haul you from speed and traction keeps everything on the road.

It’s too bad that wagons out of fashion for so long. I sure need the gas bill an SUV can run up. The Passat is rated for 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway, respectable numbers for the performance. And my dog the space behind the rear always an important consideration.

End: Welcome to the near-luxury

2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 4Motion rear view

has finally forced me to adjust my by delivering an excellent, segment-breaking I will look at future and future VWs differently now — not as the of the bare-bones People’s Car, but as a brand with a lot to offer for the

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