Hi. I'm thinking about an upgrade from our beloved golf GTE to the Passat GTE. We love the drivetrain and ownership experience but it can't take the dogs easily and isn't heavy enough for very occasional towing duties. If anyone has any real experience of the Passat, particularly if you know...
Return trip to Scotland from the midlands. 3 charges during the period. Roughly 44 MPG over the 1000 miles. Mostly 70-75 motorway plus some city. Still on 80 MPG+ normally with commuting and local trips. Not bad considering it's not what it was designed for. It was a great long distance drive...
As an example, I was driving to work, not in the GTE or I may have cried a little. I had to stop suddenly as the car in front suddenly saw his junction. Nice big gap so no problem. Glanced in my rear view and saw a corsa piling towards the back of me. I slammed on the gas, as the car in front...
I have it on mine. I'm really annoyed that I can't control it manually but the ride is excellent in hybrid/electric modes and the handling in GTE is noticably more controlled. It's not as flexible as it should be but I do like it.
I got to see my new car today. Looks great. App-connect was there and active. Picking up tomorrow. Can't wait. It's taken a while.
Rear safety gizmos