QUOTE(lauyah @ Dec 27 2011, 10:07 AM)
This is my personal experience with Passat, not my car, but my friends car, 2 of them. Both having gear problem, D gear was engaged, by right, the car shouldnt be able to move backward. But both of the Passat were moving backward. However, the problem was rectify by VW.
Never had experience with Peugeot, so no comment for that.
My point is, dont ever thnk its rpoblem free with branded stuff. Its just a matter how fast and good they get their service.
Are you sure? I drove a Touran a few days ago, and it rolled back. Shouldn't it be that way with a DSG car? After all it has a real clutch, two of them, which can wear out just like a manual car. Love the DSG otherwise. Super smooth, and fast. And the engine... Nice. Very nice. Both my cars are 1.4 too, but they can't compete at all.
And btw., really a nice car, love the sun roof and kit it comes with, a bit stiff suspension (to be expected from a Conti that's not an old French one) but otherwise great. Maybe also worth a look if you want more children
Added on December 27, 2011, 11:33 am
QUOTE(Similan @ Dec 26 2011, 11:28 PM)
for 508 (or any peugeot cars by naza), u will truly enjoy 1st few mths. when the initial excitement over the looks and equipment wears off then all the shit will float up, e.g. horrible svc (somethg like proton/eon in the 90s and early 2000), expensive parts, etc.
it is quite the opposite wt passat. even though equipemnt list is not as impressive compared to 508 but the engine is world class, high performance, and very reliable. furthermore, the build quality is excellent.
not sure abt the ckd models though...
thr is a reason why volksies is more better perceived then pugs.
VW are also more expensive in Germany, but people are willing to pay the premium. I'd say it is mid way to a premium brand, to compete with the French VW has Skoda and Seat. Also VW has all sorts of tech Pug can only dream of... If only they'd install it.
Drive both.This post has been edited by kadajawi: Dec 27 2011, 11:33 AM