I really am stumped. Looking to buy one of the two in the next month. I currently have a '99 Passat V6, and I love her. My first choice is the new VW, but I keep hearing that the electrical system has been rated "worst" by Consumer Guide, and since there's so many electrical doo-dads on this new one (parking break, ignition, etc), that may spell disaster. Also that service, parts and fixes are going to be quite expensive. I haven't even test driven the Acura yet, and there are a few things that I'm not 100% on (body style, lack of pass through split rear seating, no full size spare, the fun gadgets are all at additional expense), it may be cheaper, easier to maintain, and more reliable in the long run. I know this may be biased, but what's your honest opinion? I cannot find a forum anywhere that doesn't sway heavily to one particular brand (or country origin).