VW PASSAT R36 2008-11
PRICE $64,990-$66,990 NEW
NOW Sedan $21,000-$35,000; wagon $22,000$36,000 SAFETY 5-star ANCAP ENGINE 3.6-litre V6, 220kW/350Nm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed DSG auto; AWD
ALSO CONSIDER AUDI A4 3.2 QUATTRO 2008-11 A combination of luxury, sportiness and practicality, the A4 is a good allrounder.
Pay $35,000-$62,500 TOYOTA AURION TRD 3500 2008-09 More mild than wild; the TRD Aurion still ticks some of the boxes for a go-fast sedan.
Pay $23,000-$27,500 SUBARU LIBERTY GT SPEC-B 2008-11 The GT is no B-grader in the mid-size performance race. It goes hard, handles well, and is well specced.
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