Forum Friday: Be a Cool Dad, Just Like Anakin

Life happens, right? One minute you’re in the Jedi Academy and barely passing Advanced Light Saber Skills, and the next you’ve settled down and you’ve got an Ewok on the way. Ok, it’s not an Ewok, but it’s about the same size. And smells as bad as a Tauntaun (on the outside at least).

But settling down doesn’t mean you have to settle. That TIE Fighter only has one seat, and you know the princess isn’t going to let you keep it. Which brings us to this week’s feature thread: Kellen’s 2019 Passat R-Line. It’s a sled that looks straight from the Dark Side. But with, you know, back seat space (get it, space?).

The B7 Passat was an instant hit when it debuted back in 2011. It had great features, sedate sedan styling, a killer starting price, and an adorably-evil advertising campaign. Volkswagen sold enough Passats to fill two Death Stars. Unfortunately, sales died off once the shine wore off the star-killer-base. Execs cooked up a substantial refresh that bought new front and rear fascias, wheel designs, and dashboard updates. And a new trim option arrived: the R-Line. These sportier-looking cars had a more aggressive front bumper cover, R-Line badging, and larger wheels and tires. It’s a sharp-looking car.

VWvortex member 98DUB, a.k.a. Kellen, upon finding out a mini-Kellen was on the way, picked up a Urano Gray Passat R-Line to prepare for child-chauffering duty. Like any car-nerd, he could not leave well enough alone and wasted no time transforming his Passat into something special. This R-Line sports a ton of OEM parts from across the VW and Audi line, Rotiform wheels and Bentley Continental wheels, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

So if you’re expecting your own future-Jedi, and you want a large sedan to haul all those power-converters, the Passat is worth a look. And if you follow Kellen’s example and modify your Passat, you can shake that feeling you settled, without using the Force.

Take a look at 98DUB’s Dadmobile in our forums. It might not be the ultimate power in the universe, but it’s no scruffy-looking nerf herder either.