The Truth About Cars » Passat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Passat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Is America’s Last $15,000 Midsize Sedan Worth It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/americas-last-15000-sedan-worth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/americas-last-15000-sedan-worth/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232913 Volkswagen has recently confessed admitted to a steep decline in sales this past November thanks to a 25-percent decline for the Volkswagen brand and a mind bending, 60-percent cliff dive for the soon-to-be replaced Volkswagen Passat. Apparently, there are still plenty of 2015 Passats and Jettas available to loyal would-be owners along with a variety of other weird […]

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Volkswagen has recently confessed admitted to a steep decline in sales this past November thanks to a 25-percent decline for the Volkswagen brand and a mind bending, 60-percent cliff dive for the soon-to-be replaced Volkswagen Passat. Apparently, there are still plenty of 2015 Passats and Jettas available to loyal would-be owners along with a variety of other weird […]

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Giving Thanks: Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229833 Editor’s note: This article originally ran September 22, 2015. TTAC has yet to be proven or disproven on these numbers, but hopefully we will learn the truth soon. In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands […]

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Editor’s note: This article originally ran September 22, 2015. TTAC has yet to be proven or disproven on these numbers, but hopefully we will learn the truth soon. In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands […]

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Hammer Time: How a Smelly Dog Helped Me Buy a Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/smelly-dog-helped-buy-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/smelly-dog-helped-buy-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1216177 Babies are tough. Bosses can be tougher. But the indisputable boot camp of bare knuckled stress inducers has to be a young dog that hasn’t been given the care, love, and discipline it needs and deserves. Not even the Volkswagen Passat W8 I bought last year can compare to the ball busting doled out by an […]

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Babies are tough. Bosses can be tougher. But the indisputable boot camp of bare knuckled stress inducers has to be a young dog that hasn’t been given the care, love, and discipline it needs and deserves. Not even the Volkswagen Passat W8 I bought last year can compare to the ball busting doled out by an […]

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Volkswagen Halts 2016 Passat Diesel Production in Tennessee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-halts-2016-passat-diesel-production-tennessee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-halts-2016-passat-diesel-production-tennessee/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217161 Volkswagen has halted production of the Passat TDI at its Tennessee plant, because if you can’t sell ’em you may as well stop building ’em. The stop-order comes as the automaker is ramping-up production of the new Passat in Chattanooga for sales set to begin later this month or in early December, according to Automotive News, and […]

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Volkswagen has halted production of the Passat TDI at its Tennessee plant, because if you can’t sell ’em you may as well stop building ’em. The stop-order comes as the automaker is ramping-up production of the new Passat in Chattanooga for sales set to begin later this month or in early December, according to Automotive News, and […]

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Spotted: 2016 Passat Alltrack Roaming Streets of Phoenix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/spotted-2016-passat-alltrack-roaming-streets-phoenix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/spotted-2016-passat-alltrack-roaming-streets-phoenix/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:53:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209257 I love you, unicorn. A TTAC reader spotted this 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack roaming the streets of Phoenix the other day and dutifully reported “What the hell is that?” This Passat wagon, which is sold overseas, may be the only one in the States. It’s wearing manufacturer tags and likely just had its way with […]

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I love you, unicorn. A TTAC reader spotted this 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack roaming the streets of Phoenix the other day and dutifully reported “What the hell is that?” This Passat wagon, which is sold overseas, may be the only one in the States. It’s wearing manufacturer tags and likely just had its way with […]

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Auction Prices for Volkswagen Diesels Are Dropping http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/auction-prices-volkswagen-diesels-dropping/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/auction-prices-volkswagen-diesels-dropping/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203497 According to Kelley Blue Book, auction prices for Volkswagen’s diesels cars are dropping faster than similar models that are powered by gasoline. According to auction data gathered before and after news broke that Volkswagen had admitted to federal investigators that their cars illegally polluted, prices for Volkswagen diesel cars dropped 16 percent. Prices for Volkswagen […]

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According to Kelley Blue Book, auction prices for Volkswagen’s diesels cars are dropping faster than similar models that are powered by gasoline. According to auction data gathered before and after news broke that Volkswagen had admitted to federal investigators that their cars illegally polluted, prices for Volkswagen diesel cars dropped 16 percent. Prices for Volkswagen […]

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2016 Volkswagen Passat First Drive – Sensical Change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-volkswagen-passat-first-drive-sensical-change/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-volkswagen-passat-first-drive-sensical-change/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:35:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201081 “What brings you to Vermont?” asked the young woman I was sitting beside on my flight to Burlington to drive the newly refreshed Passat. “Volkswagen,” I replied simply. After a pause, and with an eyebrow raised, she came back with the question: “Diesel?” This is how every conversation about Volkswagen will start for years to come. And, to be fair, it’s also […]

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“What brings you to Vermont?” asked the young woman I was sitting beside on my flight to Burlington to drive the newly refreshed Passat. “Volkswagen,” I replied simply. After a pause, and with an eyebrow raised, she came back with the question: “Diesel?” This is how every conversation about Volkswagen will start for years to come. And, to be fair, it’s also […]

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Piston Slap: Greenwashing the Fuel of the Devil? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-fuel-devil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-fuel-devil/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193154 BT writes: Why aren’t we seeing diesel/electric hybrid cars and light duty trucks? Wouldn’t the fuel economy be phenomenal? Gas hybrids do well in their own right, as do diesels. So what’s holding up the diesel/electric Passat? Many cities have gone to diesel/electric buses for fuel savings, so we know the technology is real for […]

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BT writes: Why aren’t we seeing diesel/electric hybrid cars and light duty trucks? Wouldn’t the fuel economy be phenomenal? Gas hybrids do well in their own right, as do diesels. So what’s holding up the diesel/electric Passat? Many cities have gone to diesel/electric buses for fuel savings, so we know the technology is real for […]

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VW Chattanooga Building Hundreds of Passat TDIs Without Front Fascias http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-chattanooga-building-hundreds-passat-tdis-without-front-fascias/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-chattanooga-building-hundreds-passat-tdis-without-front-fascias/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194666 According to one Chattanooga factory worker on the TDI Club forum, Volkswagen is ramping up production of the new Passat TDI despite not being certified by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its emissions. The new 2016 Passat, which will launch later this year, is equipped with three different engines — a 1.8-liter turbocharged and a 3.6-liter […]

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According to one Chattanooga factory worker on the TDI Club forum, Volkswagen is ramping up production of the new Passat TDI despite not being certified by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its emissions. The new 2016 Passat, which will launch later this year, is equipped with three different engines — a 1.8-liter turbocharged and a 3.6-liter […]

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Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/heres-might-cost-fix-vw-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/heres-might-cost-fix-vw-car/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177946 In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands for each car to fit a device that would clean up their acts. The presumed fix would come by retrofitting a Selective Catalytic Reduction (Adblue or urea) system […]

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In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands for each car to fit a device that would clean up their acts. The presumed fix would come by retrofitting a Selective Catalytic Reduction (Adblue or urea) system […]

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Volkswagen Updates Passat With New Front, Rear Ends and Tech http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-updates-passat-new-front-rear-ends-tech/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-updates-passat-new-front-rear-ends-tech/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:15:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177794 Volkswagen rolled out its 2016 Passat on Tuesday in the thick of a growing scandal around the company’s admission that it cheated on emissions tests worldwide. The new mid-size sedan sports a new front and rear end, updated instrument panel and infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (and USB connectivity!), and for the first time will […]

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Volkswagen rolled out its 2016 Passat on Tuesday in the thick of a growing scandal around the company’s admission that it cheated on emissions tests worldwide. The new mid-size sedan sports a new front and rear end, updated instrument panel and infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (and USB connectivity!), and for the first time will […]

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VW, Audi in Canada Halting Sales of TDI Cars Following US Inquiry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/vw-audi-canada-halting-sales-tdi-cars-following-us-inquiry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/vw-audi-canada-halting-sales-tdi-cars-following-us-inquiry/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:30:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177034 Volkswagen in Canada will suspend sales of its Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3 cars after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the engines in those cars had an illegal device that “cheated” emissions tests. “We will work with our colleagues at Volkswagen of America as well as our parent company in Germany to […]

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Volkswagen in Canada will suspend sales of its Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3 cars after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the engines in those cars had an illegal device that “cheated” emissions tests. “We will work with our colleagues at Volkswagen of America as well as our parent company in Germany to […]

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Ask Bark: Should I Lease a Jetta? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ask-bark-lease-jetta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ask-bark-lease-jetta/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1131809 This week’s “Ask Bark” comes from a reader who wants to know if he should prolong his Volkswagen-related madness or start new Volkswagen-related madness. Bark, I have read your articles. I like your style. I know about the fact people ask you for advice on what car to get and then completely ignore it. You’ve […]

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This week’s “Ask Bark” comes from a reader who wants to know if he should prolong his Volkswagen-related madness or start new Volkswagen-related madness. Bark, I have read your articles. I like your style. I know about the fact people ask you for advice on what car to get and then completely ignore it. You’ve […]

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Volkswagen Bringing Safety To The People For 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volkswagen-bringing-safety-to-the-people-for-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/volkswagen-bringing-safety-to-the-people-for-2016/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1128569 Volkswagen has announced sweeping changes to their suite of tech-driven safety features for the 2016 model year, making a vast array of options available on almost every model within its range. The features, which are currently only available on the Touareg, will trickle down to a number of other models including the Beetle, CC, Jetta, […]

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Volkswagen has announced sweeping changes to their suite of tech-driven safety features for the 2016 model year, making a vast array of options available on almost every model within its range. The features, which are currently only available on the Touareg, will trickle down to a number of other models including the Beetle, CC, Jetta, […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/crapwagon-outtake-2003-vw-passat-w8-4motion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/crapwagon-outtake-2003-vw-passat-w8-4motion/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123809 The longstanding joke around modern Volkswagens stems from the widespread illumination of the Check Engine Light — CEL, for short. Forums lament the seemingly overwhelming complexity of the modern People’s Car, all the while mocking. The four-cylinder volume models tend to get the bulk of the bashing, but when VW adds valves and cylinder heads, the complexity goes […]

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The longstanding joke around modern Volkswagens stems from the widespread illumination of the Check Engine Light — CEL, for short. Forums lament the seemingly overwhelming complexity of the modern People’s Car, all the while mocking. The four-cylinder volume models tend to get the bulk of the bashing, but when VW adds valves and cylinder heads, the complexity goes […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Volkswagen Dasher Four-Door Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1980-volkswagen-dasher-four-door-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1980-volkswagen-dasher-four-door-hatchback/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065138 With the 1986 Quantum GL5 Junkyard Find we had a couple of days ago, we might as well make this a VW junkyard week. With that in mind, I present this icky-looking Volkswagen Dasher today. I shot this car in Northern California a few months ago, and it showed all the hallmarks of a car […]

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With the 1986 Quantum GL5 Junkyard Find we had a couple of days ago, we might as well make this a VW junkyard week. With that in mind, I present this icky-looking Volkswagen Dasher today. I shot this car in Northern California a few months ago, and it showed all the hallmarks of a car […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1986-vollkswagen-quantum-gl5-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1986-vollkswagen-quantum-gl5-sedan/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1064938 The original Volkswagen Passat (aka Audi 80) was sold in the United States as the Dasher, and we’ve seen a few of them in this series. Then, when the second-generation Passat came out, the US-market version was called the Quantum. These cars, which were available here for the 1982 through 1988 model years (after which […]

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The original Volkswagen Passat (aka Audi 80) was sold in the United States as the Dasher, and we’ve seen a few of them in this series. Then, when the second-generation Passat came out, the US-market version was called the Quantum. These cars, which were available here for the 1982 through 1988 model years (after which […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Volkswagen Dasher Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/junkyard-find-1980-volkswagen-dasher-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/junkyard-find-1980-volkswagen-dasher-diesel/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=817145 The original Volkswagen Passat, which was essentially an Audi 80, was sold in the United States as the Dasher. We saw this two-door diesel Dasher at a Northern California wrecking yard last year, then this first-cousin gasoline-burning ’75 Audi Fox a couple months back, and now we’re heading back to California for a super-rare four-door […]

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The original Volkswagen Passat, which was essentially an Audi 80, was sold in the United States as the Dasher. We saw this two-door diesel Dasher at a Northern California wrecking yard last year, then this first-cousin gasoline-burning ’75 Audi Fox a couple months back, and now we’re heading back to California for a super-rare four-door […]

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Hammer Time: The Automotive Extremist http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-the-automotive-extremist/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-the-automotive-extremist/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=726490 Life is sometimes about extremes, and with the extreme life of buying and selling cars comes two cars, recently purchased by me, which easily represent the polar opposites of all things automotive. Last week, as many of you know, I bought an 03 VW Passat with about 157k and the completely unloved W8 engine. This […]

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Life is sometimes about extremes, and with the extreme life of buying and selling cars comes two cars, recently purchased by me, which easily represent the polar opposites of all things automotive. Last week, as many of you know, I bought an 03 VW Passat with about 157k and the completely unloved W8 engine. This […]

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Hammer Time: What Hath Thou Wrought? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-what-hath-thou-wrought/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/hammer-time-what-hath-thou-wrought/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:07:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=705314 98 dealers are busy looking at 89 vehicles. Check engine lights are being scanned. The hoods are opened, engines are revved, and Bluetooth is the technology of the moment. Wholesalers, along with professional car buyers like me, are busy making arrangements with those dealers and individuals who want to buy an auction vehicle on the […]

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98 dealers are busy looking at 89 vehicles. Check engine lights are being scanned. The hoods are opened, engines are revved, and Bluetooth is the technology of the moment. Wholesalers, along with professional car buyers like me, are busy making arrangements with those dealers and individuals who want to buy an auction vehicle on the […]

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Review: 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-volkswagen-passat-tdi-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-volkswagen-passat-tdi-with-video/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=679274 Once of the most frequent car advice emails I get is from consumers looking to cut down their fuel bills while still hanging on to a family sedan. Until recently, this question narrowed the field down to a few hybrid sedans and the Volkswagen Passat TDI. Today, there are more hybrid options than ever and soon […]

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Once of the most frequent car advice emails I get is from consumers looking to cut down their fuel bills while still hanging on to a family sedan. Until recently, this question narrowed the field down to a few hybrid sedans and the Volkswagen Passat TDI. Today, there are more hybrid options than ever and soon […]

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Piston Slap: What Makes a Bad Suspension? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-what-makes-a-bad-suspension/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-what-makes-a-bad-suspension/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:27:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=681034 TTAC commentator Seminole95 writes: Sajeev, The Wall Street Journal recently suggested that part of VW’s problem in the US is the slow growth in Passat sales. About the Passat sales, they attribute it to a cheapening of the components relative to the European Passat, stating: “The American model also got a simpler, lower-cost suspension that […]

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TTAC commentator Seminole95 writes: Sajeev, The Wall Street Journal recently suggested that part of VW’s problem in the US is the slow growth in Passat sales. About the Passat sales, they attribute it to a cheapening of the components relative to the European Passat, stating: “The American model also got a simpler, lower-cost suspension that […]

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Piston Slap: Dash The Passat for The Road Not Taken? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-dash-the-passat-for-the-road-not-taken/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-dash-the-passat-for-the-road-not-taken/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:52:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=518833 TTAC Commentator MightyTall writes: Hello Sajeev, I’ve been reading your articles and enjoying your sage advice given to other people. And since you said you’re running low on submissions, here’s mine: I’m currently driving a well maintained reliable 140hp 2.0l Turbodiesel, 6-speed manual 2007 Passat station wagon … 157.000 km on the clock and no […]

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TTAC Commentator MightyTall writes: Hello Sajeev, I’ve been reading your articles and enjoying your sage advice given to other people. And since you said you’re running low on submissions, here’s mine: I’m currently driving a well maintained reliable 140hp 2.0l Turbodiesel, 6-speed manual 2007 Passat station wagon … 157.000 km on the clock and no […]

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2013 Volkswagen Intramural League, Fourth Place: Passat 1.8TSI SEL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/2013-volkswagen-intramural-league-fourth-place-passat-1-8tsi-sel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/2013-volkswagen-intramural-league-fourth-place-passat-1-8tsi-sel/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:26:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=507001 Westmoreland Rabbit! Say it with me: WESTMORELAND RABBIT! The minute Volkswagen announced that they would be building a new-from-scratch sedan in a new-from-scratch American factory, the cries of WESTMORELAND RABBIT were heard across the land, from MIVE to the “Emm Kay Eye Vee” forums. Westmoreland, of course, was the infamous transplant Volkswagen factory that gave […]

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Westmoreland Rabbit! Say it with me: WESTMORELAND RABBIT! The minute Volkswagen announced that they would be building a new-from-scratch sedan in a new-from-scratch American factory, the cries of WESTMORELAND RABBIT were heard across the land, from MIVE to the “Emm Kay Eye Vee” forums. Westmoreland, of course, was the infamous transplant Volkswagen factory that gave […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Volkswagen Dasher Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1979-volkswagen-dasher-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1979-volkswagen-dasher-diesel/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491017 Having taken my driver-training classes, circa 1982, in a VW Rabbit Diesel, I thought I’d experienced the slowest car available in the United States during the second half of the 20th century. I was wrong! The oil-burning Dasher (which is what the V.A.G. called the first-gen Audi 80 aka VW Passat in North America) had […]

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Having taken my driver-training classes, circa 1982, in a VW Rabbit Diesel, I thought I’d experienced the slowest car available in the United States during the second half of the 20th century. I was wrong! The oil-burning Dasher (which is what the V.A.G. called the first-gen Audi 80 aka VW Passat in North America) had […]

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