- 01-01-2013, 10:40 PM #1
I admit the styling is understated, but a TDI SEL that has nice pickup and good torque seems like a safer option than the other cars I've been considering (2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid or Ford Fusion Hybrid). Can give that technology a little more time to mature and in the interim get good commuter car, solid engine and a HUGE back seat. Now to sell the wife on this over an Audi A6...
- 01-02-2013, 07:20 AM #2
The Passat and the A6 are the same car. Or at least they used to be. Just like the A4/Jetta. Hmmm, looks like the A6 is just a wagon now.
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01-02-2013, 12:27 PM #3
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I don't know the correlation between the Audi and VW chassis anymore, but what c_p said, in the past anyhow. The new Passats are nice and I'm much more impressed with the B7 styling compared to the ugly Mk5/B5 VWs. Volkswagens in general are looking more like cars again instead of iPods. Personally, I'd choose the VW over the Audi. Seems like my friends who have/had Audis also had more problems with their cars.
- 01-05-2013, 09:06 PM #6
Well, I'm a big fan of Audi's styling (they do tend to get carried away at times...) but underneath, the A6 is just a dressed up Passat so in my mind, the Passat doesn't have many advantages over the A6 unless price is your main point so it'll be a hard sell to her but more power to you!
- 01-11-2013, 03:17 PM #8
Wait for the new Mazda 6 with the diesel to come out. It looks amazing, will most likely be more reliable than anything VW makes (VW is known for their electrical problems, though they are getting better), and will probably get better fuel economy. Then again you will have to wait for that...
Hybrid technology is actually very reliable, with many hybrids being some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. The Fusion looks amazing, and it is supposedly quite nice to drive as well. The previous Fusion was very reliable, but I don't know how reliable this one we'll be. Let's hope for the best.
The good thing is that there are plenty of good choices in the midsize segment.
- 01-11-2013, 04:35 PM #9
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