I messed up some how when I posted this and wasn't able to write anything about it so I'll do my write up here. I bought this Passat over a year ago and it's taken me this long to get where I like the car. I've been a Volvo guy for years but bought this car solely for fuel economy. My only experience with VW was in the early 80's with a 1970 Fastback, and the was a nightmare. In a few months when the warranty expires I'll be doing some "Upgrading" to the performance, looking forward to that.