Bright Green civic tested the 1.8T recently on my way home. I hadn't had a street battle in a while. Gutsy little performance by the civic hatch. Exhaust note, sounded throaty, and he was quick. I guess he saw me cruising and starting playing a little follow the leader. That continued until we had a chance to line up side by side. This wasn't from a stop. Even from a roll, I was still about a hood length infront. He was shifting into third as I was still finishing up in second. I was hesisitent to shift into third in fear that I would lose a valuable second and he would close the gap. When we lined up he asked if I had a turbo, and he said he was all motor. I was surprised that the civic would not give up. If there were more road available in front of us, I would definately say he would close the gap once the weight factor started to play a factor. All in all, I would say that I can add another tally mark to the Passat victories. I'd like to meet up with him again though.