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    Thread: Hate rolling up next to a pretty cool car....

    1. 10-04-2012 05:56 PM #1
      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.

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      10-04-2012 05:57 PM #2
      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."

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      10-04-2012 05:57 PM #3
      This should be good...
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      10-04-2012 05:59 PM #4
      I hate when I see people like Paris Hilton driving awesome cars.
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      10-04-2012 05:59 PM #5
      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."
      this to most it was just an expensive VW

    6. 10-04-2012 06:01 PM #6
      Jerk It with Luigi.

    7. 10-04-2012 06:15 PM #7
      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 06:16 PM #8
      I hate when the wife and I are driving out W8 Passat and idiots stop next to us and start to facepalm...

    9. 10-04-2012 06:18 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Sortafast View Post
      I know it's going to come as a shock, but nobody inside of VW forums think an old W8 Passat is a "pretty cool car."
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      10-04-2012 06:23 PM #10
      Idk... W8 4Motion Wagon with 6mt is pretty freaking cool

    11. 10-04-2012 06:26 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      Idk... W8 4Motion Wagon with 6mt is pretty freaking cool
      Yes along with pocket protectors and safety glasses.

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      10-04-2012 06:26 PM #12
      I would be a little excited if I saw a W8 Passat. I've never seen one on the road in my area.
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      10-04-2012 06:32 PM #13
      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."
      Truth. My Mom owned one a few years back and thought it was nice and quick. But once the engine started to **** itself, she dropped it to the curb.

    14. 10-04-2012 06:45 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      Idk... W8 4Motion Wagon with 6mt is pretty freaking cool
      Weight Information: 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4D W8 4Motion

      Base Curb Weight (lbs): 4034

      Not cool bro.

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      10-04-2012 06:49 PM #15
      A Passat is a cool car?

      W8 is a pretty weak engine too, only 271 BHP from a 4.0 litre 8 cylinder engine.

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      10-04-2012 06:52 PM #16
      I was not aware that a W8 Passat was anything worth writing home about.
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      10-04-2012 06:54 PM #17
      Cool for a winter car up here in new england.... Sorry, but a passat wagon going sideways in a blizzard with the sound of a w8 singing away would be pretty cool in my eyes.

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      10-04-2012 07:00 PM #18
      When that actually happens, please show us the video. At that point we will hold a vote on whether or not to upgrade the Passat W8 wagon to 'cool' status.

    19. 10-04-2012 07:06 PM #19
      don't take much

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      10-04-2012 07:08 PM #20
      I used to work next to a woman who was in her 80's and had a Vanquish. It always made me a little sad

      I wish i was her grandson.

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      10-04-2012 07:10 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Spray` View Post
      I used to work next to a woman who was in her 80's and had a Vanquish. It always made me a little sad

      I wish i was her grandson.
      Did she have paddles or a manual?

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      10-04-2012 07:21 PM #22
      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.

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      10-04-2012 07:22 PM #23
      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.

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      10-04-2012 07:25 PM #24
      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
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      10-04-2012 07:29 PM #25
      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

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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.
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      There is something to be said about the way a big heavy German luxury car drives at speed.

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    35. 10-04-2012 11:33 PM #35
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