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2003 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2003 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"build quality" 6 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 34 2003 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

Ian writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Review
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4

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I taxi and it sticks the pace

Cons

Only the suspension lets it down to hard around town to soft under fast driving

35

Not A Sports Saloon By Far But A Good All Rounder/family Car Top Bulid Quality — The Passat is not a bad car it is a 1.9TDI 130bhp model it can accelerate will if you let the turbo do its job. Its a heavy car just under 2000k the breaks can overheat if driven hard. its a sport so normal driving is a bit chopy on a b road brash you now it a heavy car no rally car but cruses well though. bulit proof build quality, but eats CV joints, will do around 36mpg ave,service every 10,000miles keeps her right cumfy interior good on long trips. Good car fun drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Corey writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Review
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5

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Appearance

Cons

Cost

35

Vw Passat — This has been a great car with quite a bit of power to it. For the basic 1.8 turbo 4 cylinder engine, i have no problem racing other cars off the line within the same class. The Triptronic shifter makes the car better than any basic automatic..

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Sarah writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, comfortable, affordable

Cons

Low horsepower, hard to work on

35

1.8t Passat — 1.8T is a great motor, although a little more horsepower would make it a lot more appealing to those Euro fans who want a full size car with get up and go. They are reasonably priced cars and I have only had one problem with it in the 5 years and 124,000 miles I've had it. Great gas mileage and minimial maintenance required.

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Drew writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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4

Pros

Everything

Cons

AWD- E-brake slides were so hard

35

2003 Vw Passat Glx 4-matic — I had a 2003 VW Passast GLX 4-Matic. Best car I ever owned, but at 19 years old, i haven't had too many cars. Very good on gas, V-6 engine and all wheel drive. Very fun to drive and top speed of 137 mph. Not a big fan of European cars, but my VW changed my mind.

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Scott writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Review
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4

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Cons

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Oooo — It's just a good car. It looks good, but isn't too much of a head turner so I don't feel conspicuous. Had a sludge problem (so many of these do) but we change the oil regularly so it seems to be better now....

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Patrick writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Review
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5

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Headlamps are outstanding. Doesn't need fog/driving supplement. Adjustable seat is a plus.

Cons

Brakes wear sooner than some, (performance geared) No moonroof on GL model (i think anyway)

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Www.vw.com — Great fuel economy, 2.0 20v turbo four cylinder. Plenty of get up and go. (especially these days!) Tiptronic shift for when you want to play around. German engineering, quiet, solid. Whatelse?

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Michele writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Review
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5

Pros

It came with all the amenities
It came with all the amenities!

Cons

I haven't found one yet!

35

My Favorite Car So Far! — I had to trade in my last Volkswagen, but I like it so much I got another. I haven't been disappointed yet!

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Kurtis writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat Review
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4

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Quick off the line, Good top end.

Cons

Sounds liek a sewing machine.

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03 Passat — My dads car... 5 speed standard 2.0 litre 16 valve....

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Mat writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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4

Pros

Build Quality, Comfort on long journeys

Cons

cost of ownership!

65

Passat 4dr 1.9 Se, Great Car — Great Car, but as always had to have one with all the toys, quiet, good music system

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picklejuice2 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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4

Pros

Heated seats, safety

Cons

costly maintenance

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Love The Car, Hate The Maintenace Cost — This car is wonderful to drive. Great on long hauls, lots of power, holds the road.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Excellent. By Brad

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Great Long Distance Driver By Rolf_Hamerquist

We were driving over 25,000 miles per year, primarily putting mileage on 2007 Dodge 1500 Mega Cab SLT. Gas costs were significant as we were only getting 15 mpg tops in Dodge 1500. To that end we ... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Looks Good And Drives Great! Exceptional Gas Mileage!! By Pennman88

Terrific family car if you don't want and SUV! Tons of room through the car and is drives great! The TDi provides exceptional gas mileage!! Given that VW also makes Audi, I would have love to have ... Read More

Like An Audi, But Much Less Money By Jay

You can see the family DNA here. It looks and feels like an Audi, at much less money. An amazing amount of luxury and performace for the price, and 30+ MPG. Autobahn safe, but not autobahn fast. T... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

It Has So Many Options You Wont Be Disappointed! By Robertg13

It is an amazing car. The quaility is superior to many cars produced today and has much more than many that are 15 to 20K more. No one will be disappoint when they have a car that is like this. Read More

Smooth Cruiser. By Simon

New daily hack. Replacement for the Leon. Very happy with this car. It's the new R-line model, so comes with some nice bits and peices on it. I chose biscay blue and added dual zone climate with touc... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Audi Styling & Handling At Vw Pricing. By skyhawk182

Couldn't be happier with the Passat Wagon. Large storage use, handles like a dream and wonderful styling inside and out (but of course the 2012 version has been dummied down to look and drive like a ... Read More

Chris Thomas By Chris

Great quality car VW has really outdone themselves. It is very responsive and has great power especially in the 3.6 version. Handling is great for the size of the car. It is funny to race people in... Read More

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