For years, my analytical grandfather and his stack of Consumer Reports magazines have been the go-to for car buying advice in the family. That led to every family member with a two car garage to own exactly one Honda and one Toyota. The Honda Accord took my driving virginity, but I had always wanted to experience Germany’s version of the car, the Volkswagen Passat, for comparison’s sake. With that undertaking having come and gone
, I came away with three reasons I like the Passat better and three reasons I don’t.