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."
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.
I hate when I see people like Paris Hilton driving awesome cars.
i see trophy wives driving around in porsches/bimmers all the time, more so when i lived in chicago. They all seem to have dirty carbon and curb rash covered wheels, scratch n swirl paint from the drive thru wash places and usually about 5-10 empty starbucks cups laying around inside.
Nobody here has any love whatsoever for the W8 Passat?
I think it is an interesting vehicle just for the uniqueness of the engine design, and pretty rare too. I'd be willing to bet that the driver of the vehicle described indeed does not appreciate those facts.
I think we got off topic with the passat.
I agree with the op in some sense, I see a lot of older women driving super clean GC imprezas, e46 m3s, S model audis and clean ITRs, etc. Funny it seems to be mostly women.. Also 3/5 times I see an evo x it's driven by a man in his upper 50's.
It's just funny sometimes to see a 'normal' person in a car you'd normally see an enthusiast in. It just shows that there's a little love for the feel of a good drive in all of us