Tag: b7

By on August 16, 2012

There was a time when “Passat” was German for “budget-Audi.” Even though the A4 and Passat parted ways in 2005, the Passat’s interior and price tag were more premium than mid-market shoppers were looking for. To hit VW’s North American yearly sales goal of 800,o000, the European Passat (B6) was replaced with a model designed specifically for American tastes. This means a lower price tag, less “premium” interior, and larger dimensions. If your heart pines for a “real” Passat, look no further than the 2013 Volkswagen CC. If it looks familiar, it should. The CC is none other than the artist car formerly known as Prince Passat CC with a nose job. VW advertises the CC as “the most affordable four-door coupĂ©” in the US. All you need to know is: Euro lovers, this is your Passat.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Hummer - Its not like we just want to hate it, it’s irrelevant because it’s overpriced more than anything. What non-lux compact starts in the $25k range...
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Jacob - It never ceases to amaze me how many trolls and haters surface on TTAC forums every time there is an article about the Toyobarus and Scions in general....
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Hummer - Possibly, though finding data for vehicles older than the 80s is usually more difficult. Though it’s worth pointing out none of those brands have a...
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Pch101 - Between the sluggish sales and the fractured relationship between the Toyota and Subaru teams, I doubt that there will be a second generation car. If they...
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Pch101 - Every Scion showroom is on a Toyota lot. There are no standalone Scion dealers. I was suggesting the Celica name since before the car came out, and I still...
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    Hummer - So I take it your the FRS/BRZ’s #1 fanboi?
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    ajla - I have a feeling that you could find many examples of trucks from the 60s and 70s that had a better power to weight ratio than the Triumphs, Alfas, Datsuns,...
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    lonborghini - That’s funny, my FR-S came with wheels and tires.
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    lonborghini - Like i said, if you prefer pickup trucks, or, i mean pony cars, you wouldn’t like and FR-S.
  • Re: Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014

    lonborghini - You’re clearly not a CR reader. CR highly recommends the Chevrolet Sonic among under $25,000 cars. The Sonic is build in Michigan which, just so...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Jack Baruth, United States
  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Cameron Aubernon, United States
  • J Emerson, United States