In 2012, no one outside of VW forums cares that it's rare or was once top of its line. It's a VW family sedan with a big engine, not a priceless work of art.
Dang ! Alot of have for the W8 in here! I've driven a W8 and can honestly say it is a freaking amazing car! To me a german 8 cylinder wagon with all wheel drive and a manual tranny is an amazing car hands down! Sure its not one of the most awesome cars ever built, but still I dont see how any car enthusiast could drive around in one and pound on the W8 manual and walk away with no more than a ''meh'' on his face, unless he was biased against VW's in the first place...
“I’m in the coffee place with the young people, and I’m standing in the doorway just fantasizing about walking around and just hitting their cups to floor, and I see this guy, he’s like 20 years old, and he has the Awesome Possum shirt, just like mine. So I went, ‘Hey, nice shirt!’ and he went like this, “Pfffff,” and he walked away like I’m a piece of ****! And I stood there and I was so mad, I’m just like, **** him, man! We have the same shirt! It’s an unusual shirt! It’s perfectly appropriate to ****ing do this ****! Why does he have to make me feel like an old *** just because I wanna make a connection with another human being? Is his generation just too cool and ironic and, ‘Ooh, that’s lame, older guy, ewww,’ ****ing young ****, I hope he dies. That’s how mad I was. And as I’m standing there, in that anger, I look down and I realize I’m not wearing the shirt.”
— Louis C.K.: Shameless