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#4463957 - 07/19/17 12:54 PM VW Atlas #2
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Looked at one today. Launch edition 4 motion V6
Nice- all blacked out and the fake exhaust finishers do look great even though smile
Only had one in the showroom.
I never had a VW as I always bailed on concerns- you know.
And I was surprised VW wants to deal on a new model too.

So....................
To a rookie VW bloke, The 3.6L engine- what should I expect from it and the 8 spd Auto.
Any oil favorites etc. I know the listed EPA figures ain't so stellar but for the money it is a nice ride.
Not looking to get into a bash fest as I understand it's new and it could-will have issues. The one I had seen was nice but I like to get another color and just a few more options plus wait a bit. The V6 is so lost in the engine compartment I had to get out my binoculars to find it wink

Oh I did get reverse sticker shock too. No wonder VW is selling- most of the cars are very cheap. Jettas cost about nothing compared to others in the segment.




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#4463966 - 07/19/17 01:00 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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More.......

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#4463981 - 07/19/17 01:14 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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The biggest issue you will hear is never to buy a first year model. I don't necessarily subscribe to this-but that's what you will hear from some.

That-and VW is evil for "diesel gate".


If you like it-and want one buy it. Life is too short!

The Jetta is probably one of the "best buys" in it's segment.


Edited by CKN (07/19/17 01:15 PM)

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#4463986 - 07/19/17 01:19 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: CKN]
AirgunSavant Offline


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Thank you- I agree......
I bought many a first year car. I get lucky though I don't zip 20K a year on them but I fully understand.
I could not believe the deals on Jetta's.......
Even the Atlas is priced very fairly. thanks

Originally Posted By: CKN
The biggest issue you will hear is never to buy a first year model. I don't necessarily subscribe to this-but that's what you will hear from some.

That-and VW is evil for "diesel gate".


If you like it-and want one buy it. Life is too short!

The Jetta is probably one of the "best buys" in it's segment.

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#4463994 - 07/19/17 01:25 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Looks very nice! Should have no issues with the VR6, and the 8 speed is in many Toyotas, Volvos, etc...

As for the first year blues... I wouldn't worry about it.
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#4463995 - 07/19/17 01:25 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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I like the styling!

...except for the round VW badge. Doesn't seem to flow with all the flat angles on the exterior.
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#4464002 - 07/19/17 01:29 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: rooflessVW]
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Thanks Sir,
Since you are a VW man- Does this trans have the expensive 30K mile service requirements? Thanks!

Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Looks very nice! Should have no issues with the VR6, and the 8 speed is in many Toyotas, Volvos, etc...

As for the first year blues... I wouldn't worry about it.

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#4464007 - 07/19/17 01:32 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: Lolvoguy]
AirgunSavant Offline


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Agreed- The only thing inside was the seat fabric- all black and a funky design- so I think I'd go with another color inside. Really it was fine but I have had mostly black interiors. VW always to me had weird interior fabrics and colors.

Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
I like the styling!

...except for the round VW badge. Doesn't seem to flow with all the flat angles on the exterior.

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#4464008 - 07/19/17 01:32 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
tstep Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 377
Loc: PA
Interested in your opinion of acceleration and nimbleness.

As for 1st year purchases, I've got a 1st year 1999 silverado with 256k miles, original engine, original transmission, and the body rotting out after 18 years. Sure the taillgate latch broke, the tailgate hangers rotted away, fuel gauge doesn't work, etc, but not bad for 1st model run so not all are lemons.

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#4464022 - 07/19/17 01:46 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Loc: Ohio
Is that a horrible foam rubber steering wheel I see??
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#4464054 - 07/19/17 02:11 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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I'm a fan. Very handsome vehicle.
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#4464078 - 07/19/17 02:56 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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The VR6 engine is proven, if slightly outdated. The drivetrain should not be any concern. Fit and finish for 1st year might be worse than later builds.
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#4464099 - 07/19/17 03:19 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Thanks Sir,
Since you are a VW man- Does this trans have the expensive 30K mile service requirements? Thanks.

Should be 50k. It's a conventional automatic, so all you need is a simple drain and fill.

I'd recommend the Haldex be serviced at the same time. Should be about $100, give or take labor rate.
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#4464102 - 07/19/17 03:22 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant

Oh I did get reverse sticker shock too. No wonder VW is selling- most of the cars are very cheap. Jettas cost about nothing compared to others in the segment.


Absolutely agree. I was unbelievable close to pulling the trigger on a 17 Passat and will still probably buy one fairly soon. I couldn't believe how much car it was for the asking price...much less than I expected for a German car and actually under cutting a lot of the big sellers in the segment.
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#4464205 - 07/19/17 04:58 PM Re: VW Atlas #2 [Re: AirgunSavant]
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There nice. Get it and you will love it. VW's are drivers cars. You will always get haters who have never owned one that will bash VW.
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