Why not he 1.4T instead?

tikal

Veteran Member
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Apr 18, 2001
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Southeast Texas
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2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
I don't consider the MK5 and newer Jettas to be small cars. They keep getting bigger every generation. I believe the MK7 jetta is bigger than a MK5 passat. I don't understand this, not everyone wants huge cars. Its to the point now there is no new cars I really want to buy. Just imagine the VW 1.4T in a small aerodynamic car, 50+mpg on regular gas would be no problem.
I agree with you and probably a lot of folks that regularly visit TDIClub would like to have more options similar to a Jetta wagon and/or Golf SportWagen. Unfortunately anything non-SUV and non-truck with a decent amount of cargo is becoming fairly extinct in North America :(
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Aug 16, 2004
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South of Boston
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'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
The current VW Polo is about the same size as a MKIV Golf. Meaning the Golf has grown one full size in recent years. And the MK6 Jetta is about the same size as a B4 Passat. Same thing.

But it's not just VW. A current C-Class Mercedes is bigger than my '93 300D (an "E" class, technically.) A 2 series BMW is as big or bigger than a early 2000s 3 Series. You get the idea.
 

oilhammer

Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
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Dec 11, 2001
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outside St Louis (where it's safe)
TDI
There are just too many to list....
The B4 Passat sure felt (have not been in one in a while) bigger than the NCS Jetta. Especially in the rear seat area, they are actually roomier than the B5 in that regard. The NMS feels downright HUGE in comparison, though.
 

Matt-98AHU

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel Vendor
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Apr 23, 2006
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Vallejo, CA
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2014 Passat SE DSG, 2005 Passat wagon, 2004 Touareg V10.
The B4 Passat sure felt (have not been in one in a while) bigger than the NCS Jetta. Especially in the rear seat area, they are actually roomier than the B5 in that regard. The NMS feels downright HUGE in comparison, though.
The B4 is rather narrow compared to any of the current gen compact cars, but it most definitely is longer than them with loads more rear leg room.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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South of Boston
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'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
It was the width of my MKVI Golf that made it feel large to me. MKIVs feel much narrower. And they are small compared to most modern vehicles.
 
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