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Old 23rd December 2007, 13:52   #46
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features aside this car has horrible looks it looks so plain like a budget 11 to 12 lakh car reminds me of the hyundai elantra with superb features but lost out cause of looks and image
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Old 27th December 2007, 20:46   #47
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some pics of my passat.. its graphite gray with beige/black interiors..... its probably the first passat in delhi.....got it within 2 weeks of writing the review ..... it costs 28 OTR and has adaptive xenons and bluetooth.....
2 of the major problems with it are - lack of legroom and uncomfortable ride
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Err uncomfortable ride? I felt the car had a very nice soft ride. Am I missing something?
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Just curious..The Passat & the Jetta have a pretty high rate of 'recalls' in the US. A friend of mine who has the 2006 Jetta has been through hell since he got the Jetta. Has anything been projected,with refrence to the number of cars being sold as compared to the recalls?
The '04-'06 VW cars had an unusually high number of problems.
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...2 of the major problems with it are - lack of legroom and uncomfortable ride
Lack of leg room? Really? Wouldn't have imagined it! How tall are you?
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Old 28th December 2007, 09:14   #51
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Lack of leg room? Really? Wouldn't have imagined it! How tall are you?
i mean that compared to the skoda superb it lacks legroom at the back but still i can live with it and about the ride, i guess you should take it on the "real" indian roads to see what i'm saying.....
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about the ride, i guess you should take it on the "real" indian roads to see what i'm saying.....
Agreed; had a ride in one and it was stiff as hell. Just like the C at low speeds.
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Nice review. IMHO any car which has good handling characteristics will have stiff suspension & hence a rough ride. I dont think you can get both Comfortable ride & great handling at the same time(unless its those gas filled shocks on the new TT which stiffens on passing electricity)
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Just curious..The Passat & the Jetta have a pretty high rate of 'recalls' in the US. A friend of mine who has the 2006 Jetta has been through hell since he got the Jetta. Has anything been projected,with refrence to the number of cars being sold as compared to the recalls?
The '04-'06 VW cars had an unusually high number of problems
I might be wrong, The Passat and Jetta sold in US are Mexican made ones and hence the quality suffered. In Europe Passat sells well.
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Hey,

Is that the Fin tail model of Merc.

Pls let me know about the Merc.

VW there's nothing you need to worry with that badge on the car man,

My 1967 VW Beetle will still give any modern day car run for its money.

Congrats on your new buy.
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Old 28th December 2007, 19:01   #56
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Hey,

Is that the Fin tail model of Merc.

Pls let me know about the Merc.

VW there's nothing you need to worry with that badge on the car man,

My 1967 VW Beetle will still give any modern day car run for its money.

Congrats on your new buy.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...des-190-d.html
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I might be wrong, The Passat and Jetta sold in US are Mexican made ones and hence the quality suffered. In Europe Passat sells well.
True..some of the cars come from South America.. Probably explains the problems. The European models are much better anyday.
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I might be wrong, The Passat and Jetta sold in US are Mexican made ones and hence the quality suffered. In Europe Passat sells well.
Only the Jetta and the Golf are made in Mexico. The Passat comes from Germany
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Nice review. IMHO any car which has good handling characteristics will have stiff suspension & hence a rough ride. I dont think you can get both Comfortable ride & great handling at the same time(unless its those gas filled shocks on the new TT which stiffens on passing electricity)
Generally yes, but premium cars can have high-tech suspensions to overcome this. E.g. the BMW 320D outhandles my C, and rides far more compliantly too.
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Err didnt get what you mean... the Camry is a cheap jap econobox thats massively overpriced in india because of the lame CBU route. This on the other hand is a much much more sophisticated car. The camry is not even competition for the Passat.
ROC, could you be please more specific on how Passat is much much more sophisticated than Camry ?
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