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Updated: Pure Americana: From Maine to Miami, in a Volkswagen Passat TDI

By Matthew Askari | June 26, 2012
There's nothing quite like the adventure of a road trip—new places, sights, things to eat and drink, a bevy of new experiences at the ready—and it's with this in mind that we embarked on our summer adventure. Luckily, the U.S. has a far reaching network of well weathered Interstates, and for this trip we chose to travel down the popular I-95, through 13 states that span the length of the East Coast of America. With over 1840 miles to log on our route, we wanted a vehicle that would deliver good fuel economy, but also one that would accompany us with relative comfort and style. Lastly, being the consumer-minded site that we are, we thought we should park the Lambo (we don't actually have one, but it sounds cool to say that) and opt for something more accessibly priced. Hence we piloted a Volkswagen Passat TDI, a car that could more than meet all of our criteria for this little adventure, and an adventure it was! You can begin the journey, from Maine to Miami. 
  • New York
  • Saco Island Maine
  • Savannah
  • Savannah Trees
  • South Beach
  • The Atlantic Vw Passat Tdi Matt
  • The Capitol Building
  • The White House
  • View South Carolina
  • Boston
  • Daytona Beach Fried Oyster Sandwich
  • Daytona Ineternational Speedway
  • Dog In Fayetteville
  • Driving Nyc
  • Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville Cafe
  • Fayetteville Sign
  • Florida Hot Sauce
  • Gun Rack Daytona
  • I 95 Bridge
  • Lobster Roll
  • Maine
  • Miami Evening View
  • Miami View

I Live near Williamsport Pa, there are some respectable size dealers in this area! Would you beleive I would like to see and test drive a Lite Blue with Beigh interior no sun roof Passat TDI and there is not one anywhere, When I type VW Passat into my browser I get referred to my local dealer who has none, and I cant search a larger area I put in the Harrisburg zip code and came up with nothing also, I got hold of some company dude and he told me they allot vehicles of certain specs to only certain areas I guess this area is only alloted the Black or White vehicles with Black interiors, any way the dealers always want to show me something else better for only a little more money but I am so sick of Black! What are these Passats TDI's anyway?


sleeping through New York partying at Dunkin Donuts huh? thanks for keeping it entertaining!


Love love love this! "I’m on my second Whisky (they don’t have Scotch at this place)" --> favorite line of the article.


What a great trip! From the descriptions, I want to copy this exact itinerary and wow, the Passat gets some serious MPG!


This looked like a fun trip: coffee, girls, cars, and traveling!