Debut of the All-New 2012 Passat

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Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen introduced the world to the all-new 2012 Passat. The newest member of the VW family is roomier and sleeker than ever before, and is available for the first time as a TDI® Clean Diesel! What's more, it's made right here in the U.S.A. in our state-of-the-art Chattanooga, TN plant. Find out why the all-new Passat is worth the wait at http://blogs.vw.com/2012-passat/#vwhsignup

  1. looks average
  2. @Bogota89 a vw made in germany is more expensive. in germany we have to pay over 30000 dollar for the basic version
  3. 1 : 28 It looks just like audi
  4. @IINawarII It is not the big Country - it is because the drivers of big engines are like big stupid boys! Yes it is fun to drive cars with big engines, but they consume to much gasoline - that is not good for the enviroment of the earth and gasoline will end soon. The bigger your engine, the smaler is the range of your childs car.
  5. @D2jspOFFICIAL yes at volkswagen chattanooga he is bigger than the european passat version
  6. Jetta fucking rules
  7. @rpblcan ehh Mercedes? don't know what u want o.ô
  8. audi is better, a lot better. but its the same family anyway...
  9. Ha ha ha! The steering wheel is off center. Sort of like they widened the Jetta but didn't bother to move the column!
  10. @zionsimas socialist economies ?? u have no idea about europe.
  11. @goma3 Actually, by paying their taxes Americans get a lot more BANG for their buck if you know what I mean.
  12. @proteanview So I was right then, it's not just a stereotype. Americans like to burn stuff just for the sake of it (whatever happened to gluttony being a deadly sin?). Europeans don't care as much (though there has been a strong SUV trend in recent years) about size as we do about substance, the looks and the presence of a car. The smoking bit is a silly stereotype. In recent years virtually all EU countries have enforced strict smoking prohibition and people stick to them, to my great surprise
  13. Did anyone else notice the drummers? lol...
  14. @JD12ish Hi..(again). Engines, and cars for that matter, are built down to a price....with exceptions. Tightly designed and manufactured engines have a life expectancy unlikely to exceed that of the host vehicle. They are designed to match the minimum requirement; though that requirement may be high in terms of performance and reliability. A high stress, high performance formula1 engine must be rebuilt after 60 miles and scrapped after 600. A truck engine may go 600,000 hard miles
  15. @bjoernjan I never said Americans are dumb. I've asked US people here why they prefer big engines despite the newer TSIs being better. If you look at the comments I got many different answers some very interesting and sensible. Reliability was mentioned but also things that aren't reasonable any more like smaller engines not having enough pulling power. And I never compared a 1.0L to a V8 merely a 2.5MPI to 1.8TSI (US and EU Passat engine choices respectively), the later is ALWAYS more efficient
  16. All Passats - from B5 till now are good, I just wondering why European model is still looking like B6, but american one is completely new car
  17. Das Heck ist aber schon etwas geklaut vom Audi A4....dieses auslaufende, die form der scheinwerfer.......
  18. @derdufteduft audi
  19. @JD12ish Americans might like big engines (in spite of our speed limits) because American culture is about big things and the idea of power. Americans 'can' have these engines because the costs of our gasoline is substantially cheaper. Put the two together... and voila. The idea of saving money or polluting less isn't really an American hallmark... just as the idea of lung cancer or respiratory problems or second hand smoke w/a child doesn't stop many Europeans from sucking on cigarettes.
  20. @JD12ish yank cars like australian cars tend to have larger engines as opposed to the smaller more highly tuned europeans.It does make sense when covering long distances with very little in between as the blocks tend to be more reliable,also in europe anything with over 100K miles on the odometer is considered high mileage but cars with the bigger engines can have 400K kms plus in Aus, although i think the trend is changing to smaller engines now due to the fuel price.
  21. Looks dated and bulky.
  22. @ajkooper ok now im gana say no but this time in slow motion NO0O0o0o0o0o0o
  23. @goma3 What's your point? Read @chummer069's post to see why I listed the manufacturers (I forgot Porsche!).Though the US is important, according to statistics Germany alone trumps it as the most important market. Combined with France, GrBritain and the rest and it's obvious socialist Europe is by far the largest consumer of luxury automobiles. I agree with you on taxation, though there are huge differences between EU countries. BTW Where I live the Merc C63 AMG has a list price of 80400 euros.
  24. @JD12ish because theres a such long distant between the states and it's a big country so the engines needs to be big to handle the pressure, they got a big galant and stuff like that ..
  25. @ajkooper Hmm Mitsubishi or Porsche?? I'll take the Porsche;)