2004 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 14 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Wagon Review
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Great car AWD, handled well with the new tires

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None really. Car is very clean and in great condition for its age and mileage.

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Great Car Especially W/awd For The Snow And Ice. — Great Styling, timeless given its age. Runs great with good fuel economy. Great braking and handles well with new tires. Also great visibility and cargo space with all the windows. perhaos tinting the rear windows would be a good improvement for the next owner.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon Review
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Fast V6, leather seats and very roomy

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A/C went out.........

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Awesome — Great car for speed and handling as well as safety. I didn't have to worry about my families safety when in this car. I would suggest this car to anyone with a family. Plenty of room for long trips and comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Turbo upgrade added some real power. Sounds great when the wastegate releases. People have been asking what kind of blowoff valve it is but there is none. just powerful turbo

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its expensive to upgrade your cars power lol

stevettg
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Looks Clean, Get Alot Of Compliments From Other Dubers — Turbo upgrade added some real power. Sounds great when the wastegate releases. People have been asking what kind of blowoff valve it is but there is none. just powerful turbo.its expensive to upgrade your cars power lol. looks clean, get alot of compliments from other dubers

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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German Engineering. Good handling car that also has a good ride. I love this car. Havent had a major problem with it yet.

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Gf cant drive it cause its a manual. if that is a con. :) not all wheel drive

daddycup24
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Awesome Car — I would definitely buy another Passat but a 4motion this time. Think im gonna try the new Acura Rl Sh-Awd though. time for a change. really gonna miss this car though. fun fun fun. Volkswagen has built a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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Space, reliability, overall looks and quality

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Nothing really

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Great Car For Everyday Use — Great car for everyday use. In my humble opinion this is the model where VW got most everything right. High quality appearance both inside and out, excellent quality, very spacious. Performance ok, very reliable. Not necessarily a fun car to drive, but that's not the intent.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Review
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Great car for any type of driver

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Compact sedan

Nahzi
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Performance And Realiabilty Is Great But Rest Assured This Car Puts The Fun Back In Driving. — VW Passat GLX 4 motion has been the best car for me. I love its performance and fun attitude. It has class and luxurious features. A true German built car with readability, safety, and performance that are hard to beat. Cost of ownership is very reasonable with 20-27 MPG for a V6 engine. No major service required other than Oil change and routine maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun and performance

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Compact sedan

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Graet Car For The Price — I love VW Passat 4 motion. It is great car that gives all the luxuries of more expensive cars live Volvo and Benz but with much more reasonable price tag. German engineered cars are legendary for their performance and reliability. You can not go wrong with VW passat. depending on your driving you can get 22/27 MPG.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Review
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the handling

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nothing, its chest a little old

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? — 0-100 in 8 sec handling perfect also its amazing class of car build quality perfect no interior noises appearance exelent an elegant desing fun factor no, its chest ok for all roads but it have a lot of acelleration rating.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Pimpin

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sluggish

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Overall Fun Car To Drive And Capable Of Alot Of Hp If You Have The $$ — 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 gets up their. The cars fit and finish is supurb compared to asian and american cars in its class. Its almost 7 years old with 85,000 on the clock . The only repairs it has needed was from my own negligence other than coil packs (they were recalled) The look of the car is simple yet very classy .nothing overly dramatic with random body lines

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Review
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fun and practical

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if your single and work in a office

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Great Family Car And Will Be Good For Work When The Girls Don't Need The Buggy. — 54 plate 2.0 ltr tdi, absolutely great car, full leather interior quite nippy for a diesel, and not bad economically. stone henge grey (strange but true), spacious boot (needed for the double buggy) and loads of room for the 2 car seats. Best car i've had

Primary Use: Family transportation

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