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New Volkswagen Passat Ratings

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Volkswagen Passat All Years
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    1/18/2002 7:30:13 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Interior seat & door material quality

    Advice: Get the leather & the Monsoon sound system. I'm sorry I didn't.

    Mechanically, a great car. No problems after 7 months...but did you ever try to CLEAN those velour SEATS??? It's IMPOSSIBLE!!! I've spent more money on fancy brushes designed to clean this material, but to no avail. And the best part...my dealer recommends DUCT TAPE, as they can't find anything to clean it either!!! Frankly, it makes me so mad, I most definitely would NOT have purchased this car if I knew this. My wife bought me a huge roll of EXTRA WIDE DUCT TAPE for Christmas!!!

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    12/23/2001 4:49:45 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: Very quiet cabin

    Cons: Body roll

    Advice: Buy it in base model and put some 16 or 17 inch perfromance wheels on it.

    The interior is awesome. Not cheap at all, very Audi looking. The violet dash lights enchant me everytime I use the car at night. Plenty of room in the car. The brakes require very little effort and the abs stops straight. The automatic shift is a little sluggish. I prefer the tiptronic mode, to get the extra power quickly. The Monsoon stereo is awesome. The gas mileage is very good considering it uses premium fuel. The suspension needs some stiffing. It leans alittle to much. This might be from the soft sidewall Michelins, 195-65-15.

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    9/26/2001 8:17:35 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: tightness of the car

    Cons: Turbo noise from the engine

    Advice: Drive it on an open road to check out the noise level

    It's a great car...just too noisy. The turbo makes the engine sound loud.