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Perfect Sedan both local and highwayBefore purchasing the Passat we researched and test drove 6 Sedans narrowing choice to TSX, Passat and Sonata. Price and price for quality, Leather (or Leatherette), sun roof, safety, and BlueTooth critical. Dollar for dollar Passat wins, A Turbo 4 performs very well, MPH averaging almost 28!, slight hesitation on take off at times, other cars did not drive as percise or as in the TSX back seat too small....other features than those listed were just extras. The final sale point was 0.0% financing. We are doing the same for a small/med size SUV in the fall.
Cons: Changing cv jointJust needs a cv joint changed
I'll drive it till the wheels fall off!!
Pros: That is a hard one to isolate! There are too many great features to pick one.
Cons: The FM radio. Goes in and out of bass. The satelite radio works great.Although I had a few minor problems and one BIG problem (all covered under warranty) (new engine at 31K miles) This car has everything I was looking for in a delight to drive vehicle. Power, fantastic handling, comfort, amenities, and great gas mileage to boot (33+ Hywy @ 74mph cruise control). I have the Passat 3.6 Luxury. 280 HP provides plenty of performance, the HiPerf tires are a little pricey, but they do what they are supposed to in a performance handling car! It is an absolute delight to drive this car - across town or on a long trip. The auto trans has options too: Manual shift, Sport shift or reg. auto-trans.
Pros: The way it rides and feels.
Cons: Mechanical issues when they happen.I've gotten my money's worth!!
Pros: Great driving performance with very good gas mileage.
Cons: The FM radio - changes bass and treble tone levels on its own.
Advice: Don't test drive it unless you can afford to buy it - you WILL wan to buy it!This is the best car I've ever owned! Luxury, Sport handling, fantastic power, very good gas mileage (33-34 on Freeway @ 74mph.) Talk about a 'looker' too! Bought it with 6900 miles on it; had some problems in the beginning, but all fixed under warranty and all is well now. I'll drive this car until the wheels fall off!!! A friend of mine also has the same car but his is a AWD 4-Motion Sport Edition; mine is a Luxury. He and his wife feel the same way I do about the Passat 3.6.
Pros: the leaking moonroof cause you always got a free shower
Cons: the color
Advice: i pray that you will ride a bike before you drive this carthis car began to fall apart about a month after we got it and it began a cycle of one thing after another some how i was dumb when the dealer wanted us to trade it in on a 2005 saying that 2004 was just a bad year well how wrong was he cause the 05 was way worse then the 04 a my husband just sold it for what we could get out of it about a 1/4th of what we paid for the thing
Pros: tire pressure
Cons: lot of lag before it starts pick up the speed
Advice: don't buyIt was all great when I bought it. The catch is the dealer, no one can repair the VW other than a dealer. The car is so over enginnered you will see lights come on for wranings and every light need to be diagnozed, it is atleast 100 dollars just to diagnose. It is not worth it. It is only 8000 miles already spend 100 dollars for a diagnosis and 800 dollars on fixing the stupid enginnering.. Learn from the Japanese, buy a honda or toyota