2004 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 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" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Elite writes:
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Everything..

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Plastic water pump!

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Love It And Always Will — 4Motion awd is great, have passed all the 4x4's in the snow. Super comfortable to drive, The turbo engine is spectacular, peppy and great on gas! Had to replace the water pump at 90,000Kms, they shouldn't use plastic parts, but otherwise have given me no problems! Would buy again!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Effortless (if not dramatic) acceleration, roomy.

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Maintenance/repairs come hard and fast

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Great Autobahn Cruiser And Occasional Backroad Carver If You Know A Mechanic Or Do The Work Yourself — Superb gas mileage, manual transmission is a joy to swap cogs with, precise (if somewhat numb and slightly heavy) steering, exceptionally dampened ride without feeling at all float, though it does roll a bit in more aggressive maneuvers. Acceleration from 2500rpm onwards is very good; with close to 200hp, though, the limitations of FWD become quite apparent under hard acceleration . Quiet around town, with some road and wind noise at speed. Maintenance is quite expensive.

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

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redgls04 writes:
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned! — 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 brand new Saturn Ion just before the VW - drove it for 6 months and after driving a VW Golf, I was thoroughly convinced I had to dump the Saturn and get myself a VW. I originally leased this car, and ended up buying out the lease early because I loved the car so much. I am not sold on the styling change after 04, they look more like Japanese cars to me now....but nothing beats the engineering of a VW.

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Goatman writes:
2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Wagon Review
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German Masterpiece!! — I traded my 2000 Lexus RX 300 in for a used 2004 Passat W8 4motion wagon. What a beautiful and meticulously crafted piece of machinery. It drives and handles like a sports sedan without the harsh ride qualities associated with a sports sedan. The engine has tons of low end torque and is as smooth as silk. It has tons of cargo room and plenty of back seat room for my kids. I also love the styling especially the rims and the meaty looking tires. Great vehicle!!!

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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tkarkar writes:
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Wagon Review
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turbo and awd

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vw dealer

tkarkar
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Allmost A Saab — Very competent stealth wagon with lots of cargo and people space/ trips in bad weather to PA are secure on roads that are untreated in winter/ basically an AUDI all wheel drive system that VW discontinued because it was really a bargain/ very reliable if maintained Brakes were good for 80 K miles before replacement in rear, 90K in front Timing belt replaced at ten year mark and performance is still good with 26 mpg on platinum plugs

Primary Use: Family transportation

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scpanel writes:
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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Domino writes:
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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stevettg writes:
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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daddycup24 writes:
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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Raoul writes:
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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