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As Volkswagens go, this one has been relatively trouble-free. The most expensive out-of-pocket repair I've experienced in 8 years was $1400 (build-up in 2 of the engine cylinders). Prior to that, there was recall item covered under warranty. Beyond those items, maintenance hasn't been too pricey. The car is comfortable, performs well in the city and on the highway and is good on gas. Big trunk + fold-down rear seats = tons of carrying capacity when needed.
I have only 4500 miles on it and already getting 50+ mpg! I have averaged 46.6 on 4300 miles with the DSG and that is better than my 2011 Jetta TDI 6 speed manual. I have gotten up to 54 mpg on the Interstate with my 2011 Jetta. But this Passat 2013 with the DSG is doing even better than that, and it is not even broken in yet. The ride is great, I would have preferred the 17 inch wheels instead of the 18. The backup camera is great! The 510 radio/GPS is a little more complicated than the 310.
Reliable (so far); quite ride; comfortable; radio signal a bit weak; do like it a lot.
Very nice ride and comfortable interior, getting outdated but very happy with car. The GLX has just about all you need in comfort and some luxury. Will hate to say goodbye to it.
Very good vehicle over-all
Pros: Quiet ride
Cons: No I-Pod includedSecond volkswagen and appears to be 'solid.' Handles and dries quiet and smoth.
Pros: precise steering, comfortalble driving, good braking
Cons: costly repairs, tie rod,replacing lights,plastic cover on headlights clouded uplots of recalls. costly repairs that I never had on past cars I owned with much more mileage on them and much older
I found my car
Pros: electric parking brake
Cons: nothingFor the past 20 years I have wanted a smaller wagon that gave good mileage and had hauling capaabilities. Saw a passat wagon(2007)and liked it enough to trade in my Accord.The car has exceeded my hopes,solid, handles perfectly and great overall comfort.