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It's my mom's car but I get regular access to it if I want ;). It's a manual, too and this car ownz mine with [email protected] and [email protected] It may not have the high-end my Accord has but thanks to Variable Intake Cam Timing it makes some mad torque down low for just a 2.8L. The only things that suck about it are crappy clutch feel, non-linear drive-by-wire throttle and it requires premium gas. The premium gas thing doesn't affect me since I don't pay for the gas :) but the first two make driving it smoothly a challenge. From a handling standpoint it's impressive thanks to its sharp steering with good feel. It has a bit more body roll and it bobs around too much over bumps for my tastes. I prefer the ride and handling of my Accord so I can't say that I'm jealous of the Passat in those respects. However, I am jealous of the luxury features it has. It's loaded with heated seats, a decent 200W stock sound system, auto-dimming mirror, power folding outside mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, memory for the driver's seat and mirrors that's linked up to the keyless entry remotes, real wood dash trim and an 8-way power passenger seat. I'm not jealous of the cheap, flimsy cupholders, the tiny fold-down center console storage compartment and the hard seats. I like the car but I wouldn't own one. VWs are nice and solid cars but there's something about them that I can't warm up to them. My Accord seems friendly and inviting but the Passat doesn't. It's hard to explain but that's why I bought an Accord, not a Passat :)

It seems that I'm the only person here that has access to another V6-powered car that's not a Nissan/Infiniti or Toyota/Lexus. Maybe you guys could make me the moderator of this board :D Just kidding!
 

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:woot: I've got two votes!

Just playin':)

I doubt there will be a moderator for this section since there's so few posts. There's still no mods for the Nissan and Toyota sections either.
 

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I am sure there will be moderators soon for both the Acura and Nissan section. This new site has only been open for just a little over a month and has already grown to a nice sized forum :) .
 

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Damn! I just found out that a manual Passat like I have can run low-15s completely stock. I didn't know my mom's car was that much faster than mine :( . I'd get blown away if we were ever to race. According to CarTest, the Passat would beat my Accord to the quartermile mark by 6-7 carlengths:bawling:
 

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I know those posts aboive are really old, but i am probably going to get rid of my accord because of a few reaosns and get my stepmoms passat with almost 20,000 miles (o0 glx v6). First off i have a 97 accord v6 and it is soo hard to get anything aftermarket in terms of performance. They have a cold air intake, greddy ecat back, and underdrive pullies (i think), spark plugs and maybe a few little things that do nothing. The passat has a few more options such as an exhaust from the headers back, intake, pullies, i think a s/c, a new chip(ecu) and some more. Also the pasat already come w/ 190 hp as opposed to the ascord w/ 170 hp. Another thing thats better about the passat is the the tiptronic, which i can make almost manual with a tip chip. The bad thing about the passat is the bodykits suck, and i like the body of the accord better. WHat do you guys think?
 

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I know those posts aboive are really old, but i am probably going to get rid of my accord because of a few reaosns and get my stepmoms passat with almost 20,000 miles (o0 glx v6). First off i have a 97 accord v6 and it is soo hard to get anything aftermarket in terms of performance. They have a cold air intake, greddy ecat back, and underdrive pullies (i think), spark plugs and maybe a few little things that do nothing. The passat has a few more options such as an exhaust from the headers back, intake, pullies, i think a s/c, a new chip(ecu) and some more. Also the pasat already come w/ 190 hp as opposed to the ascord w/ 170 hp. Another thing thats better about the passat is the the tiptronic, which i can make almost manual with a tip chip. The bad thing about the passat is the bodykits suck, and i like the body of the accord better. WHat do you guys think?
The Passat is faster than the Accord and has more potential but it suffers from poor reliability. Typical problems include electrical items (power windows), bad ignition coils and oil consumption(V6). I'm not saying that all Passats have these problems but there is a good chance they could happen. Good luck with your decision and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!:)
 

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If your concern is bodykit availability, buy a civic. :rolleyes:
 

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