2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6T 280 HP from North America
I would not recommend the Passat 3.6 to anyone!
The seats (the sports package) were miserable from the very start. We took a 1,000 mile round trip, and we were squirming after the first 100 miles. The seats are very rigid and do not conform to the body.
The dash has numerous rattles and rubs, and they differ depending on the temperature outside. Part of the problem is likely the cheap plastics used on much of the dash in this $35,000 + automobile, and where they meet the polished aluminum, the results are horrid.
We are bitterly disappointed in the vehicle. My husband and I have both owned VW products in the past and have been very happy with them, but we would not recommend the 2007 Passat with the sports package to our worst enemy. The dealer tried to fix the problems, but it was too much for them, too.
This is a wonderful car as far as handling, speed, and the steering is fabulous, but when the driver is uncomfortable and being bombarded by rattles and squeaks, it overrides the pluses.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th April, 2008