Only the diesel and the hybrid have the 8 speed. The V6, S, and Turbos have the PDK. Doesn’t make this any less CP though.
Seriously, the S65 wasn’t even an engine released this decade. The B58 and N55 were at least released this decade, and happen to be amazing, attainable engines. The reliability isn’t top of the pack, but from a balance and design perspective they’re hard to beat. Plus, it’s not like this list has reliability as a… Read more
I mean, it depends on how you want to look at it. Really the markets are the same if you just want the “best Cayman available today”. Having driven an R, it’s more like a Cayman T(in Porsche’s current lineup terms) than a GT4. I get it, Porsche branding is stupid, but here’s why I say that: Read more
Meh, at least my 3.0L m44 is offensively average sounding. It’s no flat six, but it’s really not bad either.
I knew what you meant! Having had an NMS Passat, I still feel the need to remind people we didn’t get the good Passat here. I always grimace when I wander onto the VW subreddit and people call them B7s..... Again, I get that it was the 7th generation Passat here, but it’s really more a Jetta Max. Read more
Yeah, the torque converter logic definitely took some getting used to. From what I gathered, it was pretty aggressive with the coasting function to save fuel. Was helpful on the highway as I could just coast up to traffic, or down hills, but could get annoying when coming up to a stop and needing to accelerate again.… Read more
Your NMS Passat ownership story sounds suspiciously close to mine. 2012, 2.5L, got hit three times and each person said, “I didn’t even see you!”. I only got one CEL though, and it was fixed under warranty(bad O2 sensor). Transmission was never that clunky for me, although like most FWD AT VWs the throttle tip was… Read more
It would definitely be cool to see the Lemons car! Given the cold, and sponsorship limitations I wouldn’t blame you for leaving it home though. I’m torn too, I want to bring the S2, but I’m not sure I’ll make it up to my parents house to plug in the battery charger. Even though it’s in the garage, I’m sure the cold… Read more
Interesting. Never had anything like that happen except with a bad PS/2 to USB adapter. Could also be some weird thing between the BIOS and the keyboard. Hopefully it works on the new system when you upgrade.