I remember when I was a kid, whenever my father would talk to others about him driving a VW Passat, one of frequent reactions he received was “Oooohh, Volkswagens are nice!”, and I could tell that VWs were much nicer cars than other mainstream brand cars I rode on.
Fast forward, I’m in the market for a midsize sedan, and I compared Passat with Fusion and Accord, and I have to say I’m a little disappointed. The exterior is nice, at least to my taste, but the interior quality and features seem barely on par compare to Fusion and Accord.
Do you guys think VW is still a semi-premium brand it once was, or was it just my perception due to the brand being German and me being a kid at the time? Or was it ever considered a semi-premium brand to begin with?