I believe that people, especially those who live in the chattanooga area, should give the new passat a chance. VW has made a large investment in our community, and I feel that we owe it to them to at least offer a little support. I myself have two volkswagens, a newer model Jetta and a 90's model Jetta. I love both of them, and have had no issues out of either one. I know that everyone has had experiences with cars, both good and bad, but it seems that VW always gets a bad reputation. I have found that once a person drives a Volkswagen, they begin to understand the passion that VW drivers have. By the way, Honda V6 cars have transmission issues, and Toyota has its share of oversights too. Judge Volkswagen for yourself. Go drive one and see what you think. If you like it great, buy one and support the local economy.