• fb_579789275 avatar JL Posted: 9/8/2011 10:50am PDT

    good safety and butt ugly. come on vw.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 9/8/2011 12:04pm PDT

    @JL, just give it time. If we can get used to the Chris-Bangle-designed BMW 5 Series, we can get used to anything.

  • larry300 avatar larry300 Posted: 9/8/2011 2:15pm PDT

    But why should they? The last generation was handsome inside and out. I understand that the costs were higher, but they could have kept a lot more luxury than they did.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 9/9/2011 5:07am PDT

    @larry300, it's about pushing tin. If VW kept the Passat positioned where it was cost-wise, they'd sell less units. These days, it's all about competing with Hyundai.