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Passat W8 4Motion Wagon

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Hey, it's got a 4 litre 8 cylinder, 271 HP, 273 ft/lb engine...


Lots of "stuff"... (the price sticker at the Chicago Auto Show said $39,635 worth...)

Realistically it is very expensive Vdub, (but then again so are the Allroads...)

Compares favorably with the BMW 540 wagon size wise and money wise...
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Our other car is an Audi A4 Avant, little sibling to the AR. While the MDX is much more practical and nearly as luxurious and refined--there is a difference. I've got to agree with Paul that German engineering inside and out has something about it--maybe not better than Japanese, but definitely more performance oriented and really a blast to drive. You all know I love my MDX, but I still look for opportunities to drive the Audi--and it's 4 years old now!

So back to the 4motion--I'm sure it's going to be a blast to drive as long as its tires are sticky and suspension is tight...I'd consider it, if you're not looking for the SUV which case, there's no choice but the MDX!
Wow, good to know Paul--a few questions:

-Can you get a 'sport' package with the 4motion, which would give the sport suspension/tires? And if so, I wonder how it compares to the Audi sport suspension...
-Wow--the S4 would be sweet--twin-turbo!! Is it really only a 'small sacrifice' in performance? I thought the S4 would be much more performance-oriented than the AR...
-Speaking of performance--how does the AR compare to your 98 A4 as far as agility/handling etc. (and did you have the 1.8t or 2.8)?

Thanks amigo!
Rob :cool:
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