2004 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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GL
Avg. Price: $6,120
GL TDi
GL TDi Wagon
GL Wagon
Avg. Price: $6,938
GLS
Avg. Price: $6,463
GLS TDi
Avg. Price: $7,682
GLS TDi Wagon
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Avg. Price: $6,466
GLS Wagon
Avg. Price: $6,482
GLX
Avg. Price: $6,647
GLX 4Motion
Avg. Price: $6,959
GLX 4Motion Wagon
Avg. Price: $7,630
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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 34 reviews

Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned! by redgls04
 — I absolutely love my VW - we have 3 in our household. It is the 2nd brand new car I've purchased - ever, I've had it 3 1/2 years and every time I get in it - it's like the first time. I bought a bra... Read More
Overall Fun Car To Drive And Capable Of Alot Of Hp If You Have The $$ by John
 — This car is Good on gas if you can keep it out of the boost. The stock handling and brakeing were great but i found myself wanting more so i upgraded. The car is a little sluggish off the line but it... Read More
Very Powerful And A Pleasure To Drive by Tyler
 — The TDi, although has around 140 horses, is very preppy and is underestimated in acceleration. Great handling and outstanding braking. Plenty of room for passengers. Seats are mildly uncomfortable on ... Read More

2004 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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2004 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen expanded its Passat lineup for 2004 and added a turbocharged diesel to the engine options. The four trim packages available to drivers in 2004 included the entry-level GL (available with either a standard 1.8-liter, 170-hp 4-cylinder gas engine or the new 2.0-liter, 134-hp 4-cylinder diesel); the GLS (also available with either the 4-cylinder gas or the 4-cylinder diesel engine); the GLX, which came with a 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6 engine; and the top-of-the-line W8, which was powered by Volkswagen's impressive 4.0-liter, 270-hp 8-cylinder engine. What's more, the Passat was available in both four-door sedan and wagon versions.

Three transmissions were also available. A five-speed manual was standard in the GL and GLS gas engine Passats as well as in the GLX, while a five-speed automatic was matched with the GL and GLS diesels as well as with the W8. Rounding out the list was a six-speed manual transmission, available as an option with the W8.

As you might expect, with all those trim packages, drivers had a lot of standard and optional features to sort through. The basic GL package came with such standard features as air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, traction control, front and side airbags, and an audio system with cassette and CD players. The GLS added a sunroof and alloy wheels.  The GLX and W8 added leather seats, which were heated in the front, among other features. The W8 was also available in a sport package with a tighter suspension, and VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system was available on certain models.

Many of the quality-control problems that seemed to plaque Passats in previous years seemed to have been fixed by the time the 2004 models rolled off the assembly lines, at least according to drivers. Instead of complaining about frequent trips to the repair shop, drivers found favor with the Passat's styling, handling, comfort, and safety features, and even commented on its affordability.

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Volkswagen Passat Questions

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Connector Hanging From Pos Battery Cable After Changing Battery

Hi I just replace battery on a 2004 passat awd and noticed a wire coming from the pos battery cable sheath with a connector an the end. It is not obvious to me where that pooped off of. Thanks for h...

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Bekind
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Does A 2004 Vw Passat 2.8l V6 30 Valve Engine 5 Speed 6 Cylinder Have A Tim...

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Dead Engine

My 2004 Passat was running fine for the past 3 weeks, but this morning it just wouldn't start. When I try to start it, it makes a click, click, click noise like the battery is dead. I tried to jump i...

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rodriguezs
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I Drained The Transmission Fluid From My 2004 Vw Passat And "a Lot" Of It C...

A lot less transmission fluid went IN then it came out.

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How Do You Remove The Rear Door Shell Panel?

Got door panel off. Trying to access window to determine why it will not go down with power switch but if lowered by hand will come back up using power switch

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