[Vwdiesel] Passat TDI

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Jun 13 07:59:42 EDT 2003

On 13 Jun 2003 at 6:34, Duncan L. Forbes <duncan.forbes at ints.com> wrote:

> Chris Thornton wrote:
> > My advice to you is test drive the Jetta Variant TDI and see if
> > it will suit your needs.  And if it won't, put in your order for a Passat
> TDI.
> Checked out the Jetta TDI wagon last night. Very, very nice but after
> sitting in the back seat, the little woman says, "Blaire's car seat won't
> fit in here." This statement ended the discussion on the Jetta. So then we
> looked at a Passat wagon. It was much better. It was large enough for our
> needs. We took out the 1.8T with tiptronic transmission. Very nice driving!

While I can't argue with your other arguments, I do question the car seat comment.
Our kids are now 4 and 6, and were raised with an '85 Jetta. We never found any
difficulty fitting in two car seats, and can still squeeze a 3rd kid in between if needed.
Both seats are quite large Evenflow models, one with a large base that allow for
reclining the seat, and both have the swing down arm, as opposed to just a harness,
so they are about as large as a seat gets...

If you really want to get her out of the minivan, I suggest bringing a seat along to try,
she might be surprised.

Shawn Wright
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