by Wong Meng Weng 19990826
last modified Friday, 03-Dec-1999 04:54:20 PST by Wong Meng Weng
If you live in Singapore and love your Passat, you should join sg-passat!
The Singapore Passat Owners Club has a web page and a mailing list. We organize regular social events centered around a Passat Parade through Singapore.
The current generation of Passats, known to insiders as the B5, started production in 1997. Marketed in Singapore under the "Reborn" campaign, the B5 comprises model years 1998, 1999, and 2000. Its shape is immediately recognizable and causes perfect strangers to say, "Damn! That's a good looking car."
It competes with the BMW 3 series, the Saab 9-3, the Volvo S70, the Mercedes C class, and the Lexus ES 300. It beats them all by matching their features at half the price. It is, essentially, a beefed-up version of the Audi A4 (Audi is VW's luxury line, and they share platforms and design). It's a category-killer: everyone can find a reason to like a luxury sport family sedan. Consumer Reports awarded it first prize, family car of the year. And it's one of the safest cars on the market today.
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|EL325H||?||satin silver, spotted 19991009 by alex|
|EM111K||?||satin silver, spotted by jeffrey lim 199910|
|EM999R||danny, boss at alpine auto||dark blue, spotted 19991004 by alex|
|SBB1686E||?||colorado red 1.8t, spotted by paul kuah|
|SBC123P||Paul Kuah||1.8t, satin silver, sunroof, has flyers|
|SBG648X||?||candy white 1.6, spotted by hosm|
|SCQ8871A||Wen Liu||satin silver 1.8t, has flyer|
|SCR9351Y||?||elegance green 1.6, spotted 19990930 by hosm|
|SCR9351Y||?||elegance green 1.6, spotted by hosm|
|SCR9447E||?||satin silver, spotted 19990917|
|SCR9886X||Lim Jee Nee, Jeffrey Lim||silver 1.6, wants flyer|
|SCU1472M||?||nebio blue, spotted 19990927, gave flyer|
|SCU1643||?||elegance green 1.6, spotted 19991030 by paul|
|SCU2298Z||?||colorado red, spotted 19990928|
|SCU5745E||?||satin silver 1.6, spotted 19990930 by hosm|
|SCU621L||Thomas Yip||satin silver 1.6, has flyers|
|SCU9703A||Ho Siew Mun||nebio blue 1.6, has flyers|
|SCV1061R||?||light green, spotted 19990917|
|SCV3244S||Benny Teo||Candy White 1.6, has flyer|
|SCV474||?||nebio blue 1.6, spotted by hosm|
|SCW5517L||?||satin silver 1.8t, spotted by hosm 19990921|
|SCW5657||?||satin silver 1.8t, spotted by paul kuah|
|SCW5685J||Wong Meng Weng||1.8t, satin silver, has flyers|
|SCW6153X||?||candy white 1.8t, beige leather, spotted 19991008|
|SCW8356M||?||satin silver 1.6, spotted 19991002 by paul kuah|
|SCW8598H||?||satin silver 1.8, spotted 19990909|
|SCW8768J||?||nebio blue 1.6, spotted by hosm|
|SCW9088G||Lam Fon Hou||royal green, has flyers|
|SCW9278A||?||royal green, spotted by hosm 19990921|
|SCX111B?||?||colorado red, doctor? sgh and alexandra.|
|SCX1821D||?||nebio blue, spotted by alex 19991012|
|SCX1912A||Dilys||dark green 1.8t, gave flyer|
|SCX4775K||?||dark green, spotted 19990924|
|SCX527K||?||satin silver 1.8t, spotted 19991001 by hosm|
|SCX800X||?||royal green v6, spotted by paul kuah|
|SCX9074||?||royal green, spotted 19990906|
|SCY3475B||?||candy white, spotted 19990923 by fhlam|
|SCY3536J||?||satin silver, spotted by hosm|
|SCY55U||?||satin silver 1.8t, spotted by hosm 19990920|
|SCY560H||?||satin silver 1.8t, 17" oettinger rims! spotted 19990929, gave flyer|
|SCY866||?||red, spotted by jeffrey lim 199910|
|SCY874C||?||satin silver 1.8t, spotted 19990925, gave flyer|
|SL88J||?||royal green, spotted 19990916|
|SCW8051T||?||candy white 1.8t, spotted 19991101 by kelvin|
Volkswagen ended a sixteen year stretch of Toyota dominance when the Passat toppled the Camry from its throne as Consumer Reports magazine's top family car. The magazine based its ratings on tests at its test track and reliability reports on 490,000 vehicles from 384,000 of its 4.5m subscribers. Reliability figures came from a 1998 survey on cars from model years 1991 to 1998. Volkswagen's new Jetta also came in second place in it's class as well.
Volkswagen will be giving its Passat model a facelift for model year 2001. Along with what are believed to be minor cosmetic changes, the passat will get two new motors, the 24-valve 204hp VR6 and an 8-cylinder motor (either VR8 or W8). Expect the 8-cylinder motor to include 4Motion AWD as well.
Volkswagen's 1998 sales were again led by its top-selling Jetta model with a total sales mark of 89,311, the third best in the model's 19-year history. In the important midsize segment, Volkswagen's Passat model posted an all-time record with sales of 39,272, an increase of 164 percent over 1997's mark of 14,868.