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      10-04-2012 07:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitlvr View Post
      think its great. this thread started on the basis of finding undeserving people driving special cars but high jacked to a hate on w8 thread
      because the thread title starts with the word "Hate" so it got backfire.

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      10-04-2012 07:53 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      The Cadillac Cimarron

      GM's take on "how much luxury can we stuff in a regular car?"

      The Passat W8 is pretty much the same concept and will go down in history as such.
      The Cimmaron is so much cheaper in parts and labor to fix
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      10-04-2012 07:55 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I know it's going to come as a shock, but nobody outside of VW forums think an old W8 Passat is a "pretty cool car."
      Most people IN them don't think they are either
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      10-04-2012 07:56 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      The Cadillac Cimarron

      GM's take on "how much luxury can we stuff in a regular car?"

      The Passat W8 is pretty much the same concept and will go down in history as such.


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      10-04-2012 08:00 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      I was not aware that a W8 Passat was anything worth writing home about.
      That muted VR burble is pretty cool @ 4000 rpm in 2nd & 3rd with the Tip in manual.
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      10-04-2012 09:53 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbitlvr View Post
      think its great. this thread started on the basis of finding undeserving people driving special cars but high jacked to a hate on w8 thread
      Because VW in TCL

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      10-04-2012 11:01 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      I was not aware that a W8 Passat was anything worth writing home about.
      Yeah, I was under the impression it was a failed VW science project?
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      10-04-2012 11:26 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Weight Information: 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4D W8 4Motion

      Base Curb Weight (lbs): 4034

      Not cool bro.
      Didn't you get the memo?
      Heavy German cars are cool.
      Anything else heavy is a fat pig.
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      10-04-2012 11:32 PM #34
      There is something to be said about the way a big heavy German luxury car drives at speed.

      Lightweight is fine for sports cars on a backroad, but it isn't the same on the freeway.
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      When I was in Vancouver, I definitely seen a handful $100,000 Mercedes with learner tags on them.
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      10-04-2012 11:33 PM #36
      This thread hurts my self esteem.
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      10-04-2012 11:34 PM #37
      Stroking dat dassh.. groping those soft touch materials




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      10-04-2012 11:40 PM #38
      Passat...pretty cool car...does not compute.

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      10-04-2012 11:45 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by imagine29028 View Post
      and it's a soccer mom, or some guy who you can tell just doesn't appreciate what they have.


      Rolled up on a W8 Passat today, and while not an awesome car...still unique and different...


      Woman...on her phone...inside looked like it had trash and stuff everywhere. Probably doesn't even know what a V8 is...much less a W8.
      hater.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I know it's going to come as a shock, but nobody outside of VW forums think an old W8 Passat is a "pretty cool car."
      That is because they have to pay the maintenance bills. Do I want one? Yes. Would I buy one? Hell no.......I'd be more likely to buy a Prius or SmartCar but then I would obviously be on suicide watch.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Passat...pretty cool car...does not compute.
      How is your beige partsbin special anyways?

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      10-04-2012 11:51 PM #40
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      10-05-2012 12:21 AM #41
      Saw a pretty hot girl driving the snot out of a modded S2000 a few days ago. Normally I hate to see some worthless cu*t in a performance car blocking traffic with her bad driving.
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      10-05-2012 12:21 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by imagine29028 View Post
      Woman...on her phone...inside looked like it had trash and stuff everywhere. Probably doesn't even know what a V8 is...much less a W8.
      What was she suppost to do???

      Im trying to understand what cool people in cool cars do at traffic light?
      Last edited by TM87; 10-05-2012 at 07:07 AM.

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      10-05-2012 12:23 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      There is something to be said about the way a big heavy German luxury car drives at speed.

      Lightweight is fine for sports cars on a backroad, but it isn't the same on the freeway.


      So the Passat is now a German Luxury Car?
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      10-05-2012 12:25 AM #44
      A W8 is nicer than any American luxury wanna be car. So I guess yes? Personally 1.8T is a better motor.

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      10-05-2012 12:34 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      What was see suppost to do???

      Im trying to understand what cool people in cool cars do on the traffic light?
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      Quote Originally Posted by DasTeknoViking View Post
      A W8 is nicer than any American luxury wanna be car. So I guess yes? Personally 1.8T is a better motor.
      you are an idjit.

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      10-05-2012 12:37 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by DasTeknoViking View Post
      A W8 is nicer than any American luxury wanna be car. So I guess yes? Personally 1.8T is a better motor.
      So just changing the drivetrain completely transforms a Passat from a milquetoast would be rental if cheap enough to buy and maintain to a luxury car?
      I need to find a base turbo four with a blown engine and swap in the premium luxury car drivetrain that completely transforms the car.
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      10-05-2012 12:47 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      What was see suppost to do???

      Im trying to understand what cool people in cool cars do on the traffic light?
      Last edited by NoXenons; 10-05-2012 at 12:50 AM.

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      10-05-2012 01:51 AM #49
      I actually don't care about this sort of stuff in the normal sense. There's a kid on campus who honest to God drives around in a bright yellow Gallardo Supperlegera. It's incredible what some of these college kids are driving around in. Regardless, whenever I see it I just think "Meh, good for them," and go about my business. However, when someone pulls up to a stoplight in a nice MGA or SAAB c900 turbo or something like that I always covet it massively. People who drive those types of cars have to go out of their way to do so though, so you always know that the owner appreciates what they have.

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      10-05-2012 01:57 AM #50
      The W8 was a really nice motor that suffered from terrible packaging and ****ty cam adjusters (made worse by the terrible packaging).
      Attached to the 6-speed it was a pretty nice motor for the era. The power numbers didn't tell the whole story: a very flat torque curve, lots of low down power.
      It was no where near as good driving with the 5-speed.

      Too bad about the maintenance costs that would make an M5 blush.

      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      So just changing the drivetrain completely transforms a Passat from a milquetoast would be rental if cheap enough to buy and maintain to a luxury car?
      I need to find a base turbo four with a blown engine and swap in the premium luxury car drivetrain that completely transforms the car.
      You laugh, but the difference between that and the kind of undersized 1.8T was pretty significant.
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