Passat Variant (wagon), silver, 2.0L, my mom has had it since 1990, passed it on to me in 2000 when I went to highschool. Had it up to '04 when I left for college. It was a maintenance whore, and chugged oil like crazy, and probably only had 50hp left out of the 130hp it was capable of when new. Dashboard was dead, (except for gas and temp, thank god, 'cuz it would overheat in a second over the summer), slow as hell, and smoked, but...
I LOVED HER
Had beautiful handling, build quality was superb (the car has been now sitting in a back lot behind my dads factory for 5 years unprotected to the elements) and EVERYTHING is still in perfect condition, once you remove the dirt on the outside. In fact, inside, it has no dust whatsoever. That's how tight the fit is on these things. Not a single tear or stain anywhere on the car (and its not like we pampered the car,specially back when i was 9y/o and my bro 6, and we once let crayolas melt in the back seats in the summer lol). It goes up to 46C in the summer, so that means at least its 60ish inside the car, and yet not a single piece of trim is faded. Also, its very, very big and roomy inside, all my highschool friends would oooooh and aaah when they sat on it (then again, they drove pos cavaliers and civics). Also it had many features that you would only find in a Mercedes S class back in the day.
Current Passats are still awesome cars, they just don't build them like tanks anymore, though they are still excellent quality for todays standards.
Money permitting, I'm just buying german cars for the rest of my life.