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VW Atlas #4461078
07/16/17 04:54 PM
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AirgunSavant Offline OP
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I'm digging it.....
How about you?

Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461087
07/16/17 05:09 PM
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Zero-effort thread smirk

I'll try to rescue it for you. Here goes:

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/volkswagen/atlas/2018/
http://www.caranddriver.com/volkswagen/atlas
~$35,000 SUV, almost 280 horsepower in the optional V6, angular styling, new for 2018. Made in America in Chattacoochie TN.

Originally Posted By: Motor Trend
The Volkswagen Atlas is the German automakerís all-new three-row midsize crossover that, in size, slots above the two-row midsize Touareg and compact Tiguan SUVs as well as the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen in the automakerís people and cargo carrying lineup. The Atlas competes in a crowded segment that includes the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9, and Dodge Durango.

Originally Posted By: Car & Driver closing remarks
Like the latest Tennessee-built Passat, the Atlas is tailored to the American market and is built here. But unlike Passat, it doesnít replace a slow-selling Euro-tuned model (the Touareg will continue here), so those who prefer the latter can still find it, at a price. VW is clearly operating outside of its comfort zone with the Atlas, but it has created a competitive three-row SUV with the right priorities for its audience. With a cavernous interior, solid driving dynamics, and vaguely rugged styling, the Atlas is finally an SUV from Volkswagen that hits its mark.


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Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461091
07/16/17 05:18 PM
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They are going to sell A TON of these!

Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461132
07/16/17 06:23 PM
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Will it be another job security program for dealership mechanics? Does the time and budget to develop a new model indicate that from VW's point of view, Diesel Gate is over?

Re: VW Atlas [Re: OneEyeJack] #4461141
07/16/17 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Will it be another job security program for dealership mechanics? Does the time and budget to develop a new model indicate that from VW's point of view, Diesel Gate is over?



VW is late to the SUV party. There is no argument there. This model has been in development way before diesel gate.

You can look up any manufacture to see how much "job security" their mechanics have. You will find out there are bad designs from just about everybody. So many in fact-I'm not listing them. Google is your friend.

Re: VW Atlas [Re: CKN] #4461192
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Will it be another job security program for dealership mechanics? Does the time and budget to develop a new model indicate that from VW's point of view, Diesel Gate is over?



VW is late to the SUV party. There is no argument there. This model has been in development way before diesel gate.

You can look up any manufacture to see how much "job security" their mechanics have. You will find out there are bad designs from just about everybody. So many in fact-I'm not listing them. Google is your friend.



Nothing is perfect as you said!
I plan on looking at one soon.

Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461201
07/16/17 08:04 PM
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An interesting note, to bolster the new Atlas and Tiguan and fight their reliability stigma, VW is actually offering a competitive warranty. Those models will have a bumper-to-bumper 6-year/72k mile warranty. There's no separate powertrain warranty. For some reason, I don't think they're extending the warranty on the cars.

http://newsroom.vw.com/uncategorized/ame...n-atlas-tiguan/

Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461202
07/16/17 08:06 PM
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Looks like a Jeep Cherokee from the side...

Re: VW Atlas [Re: Reddy45] #4461219
07/16/17 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Looks like a Jeep Cherokee from the side...


Thankfully it doesn't from the front.


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Re: VW Atlas [Re: CKN] #4461269
07/16/17 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: CKN
They are going to sell A TON of these!


If they provided a decent diesel option I'd be interested, but not otherwise. Like said, it's a crowded segment, needs a differentiator.

Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4461368
07/17/17 01:01 AM
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I still say they ripped off the Grand Cherokee and made it wrong wheel drive.


2018 Challenger SRT
Re: VW Atlas [Re: dishdude] #4462702
07/18/17 10:30 AM
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Lets hope not- I never had any luck with Jeeps smile

Originally Posted By: dishdude
I still say they ripped off the Grand Cherokee and made it wrong wheel drive.

Re: VW Atlas [Re: dishdude] #4462827
07/18/17 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
I still say they ripped off the Grand Cherokee and made it wrong wheel drive.


If you took the VW front end off and swapped the Grand Cherokee grill I think it would fit perfectly, haha.

Considering how many Grand Cherokees I see every day, that might have been their goal. The German version of the Grand Cherokee.


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Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4462847
07/18/17 01:10 PM
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whistle


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Re: VW Atlas [Re: AirgunSavant] #4466141
07/21/17 12:51 PM
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My 2002 Grand Cherokee was a steaming pile. Interior door panels kept falling off if the kids shut the door too hard, numerous window regulator replacements, an auxiliary fan relay hidden under the front bumper cover beneath the right headlamp...either gut the front end to get to it or pop out the headlamp, use a hole saw to drill an opening in the bumper cover, and access it that way, then tape up the hole(the headlamp hid it anyway). The transmission never shifted quite right, it ate tires, NOT a good vehicle.

I'm really town between the Atlas and the '18 Tiguan. Hondas are getting uglier and uglier with each new generation and our '16 CRV is nothing special, so I think we're going to try a couple of VWs. I think a black Atlas would be stunning, if it fits in my garage comfortably.


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
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