2005 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Tim writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon Review
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5

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utility, comfort, handling, solid build, safety, AWD

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gas mileage

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4motion Awd + Utility + Handling = Supercar! — One of the best cars ever made. More cargo room (64 cu. ft.) than many SUVs, German Sport sedan handling, independent suspension for a nice ride and great control, and 4 Motion AWD to get through 55" of snow in one week with no problems whatsoever! Gas mileage is much lower than my 2001 V6 FWD sedan (stick), abotu 30% lower! The wagon, 4Motion and Tiptronic (automatic) transmission add about 500 pounds! ABotu 20-22mpg around town (suburbs), 24-26 on the highway if you take it easy. At 75-85mph cruise, only 23mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aaron writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat Review
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5

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The CLIMBAtronic system always keeps the car at the required temperature

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Nothing.

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Vw Passat, The Best Semi-auto I've Driven! — This TDi sport model has good performance for a semi-auto. It has good handling & 130BHp from a 1.9L diesel engine. Apart from the regular consumables, it never needs repairs. It's appearance shows that this is a solid german car that can be trusted. This model does not have the advanced designs of modern VW's, but you can still get a fair few miles to the gallon. This car is meant to be more of a luxery car than a fun car, but there is still potential to go up against cars designed to be more fun.

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Concetta writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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5

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Has an amazing engine that moves....my 1.8 turbo makes this baby GO!!

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Its not a stick.....I love manual transmission...!!

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The Hot Passat — This baby is hot!!!! Luv my leather heated seats in the cold Chicago winter days!!! Fine German engineering!! Handles just like a man....hahahaha. ....warm ....smooth....and fast. =) It always starts in winter, and is excellent on gas consumption 26 miles to the gallon for Highway. Amazing!!

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Dan writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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5

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fast, nice, longevity

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little bit more power.  Wish 4matic was standard on passat

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Very Nice Car At The Right Price — Its fast and drives and handles nicely. it corners with precision on winding roads. The styling of this car is very nice. Although the inside is more classy the outside is sporty and sophisticated. This is a really fun car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Deborah writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Review
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5

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Feul effeiciency, great pick-up speed, quiet for a diesel, great sound system (monsoon)

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Hard to find a Dealer repair shop with good customer service

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2005 Vw Passat Tdi Gls - Yes - It's A Diesel!!! — It's a Diesel!! What more can I say about 40 mpg every week! With the Turbo Lag I can pass people easily without losing too much fuel efficiency. Cost of ownership is great - minimal repairs, just regular maintenance. Very fun to drive especially with the Triptronic shifter I can pretend I have a Manual transmission and shift back to Automatic whenever I want!

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Christopher writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 Review
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5

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Acceleration, Gas Mileage, Value

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None.

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Great Car, Great Mpg, Great Everything. — The Passat has great build quality, it's solid on the road at any speed, and the acceleration is great thanks to the spirited 1.8 litre 4 Cylinder Turbo, with a few tweaks. Even with my heavy right foot, the Passat is getting an average of 22 mpg in the city, and 30 on the highway. It's rather remarkable! I love my Passat.

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Mark writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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4

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Great performance, fun to drive, nice looking

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Minor electrical issues

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'05 Vw Passat — This car performs very well. Acceleration and braking are superb. Handling in corners is great. It has needed minor electrical repairs (light over visor was stuck on, trunk release problem, and static in one speaker). It is a fun car to drive, but not as fun as the Beetle. Gas mileage is around 22 city and 31 highway.

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stridinggod writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Wagon Review
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5

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great gas mileage.  loads of room

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not 4 wheel drive.

stridinggod
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The Almost Perfect Wagon! — Wish it came in AWD and a slightly bigger engine. I love room to fit everything i own in it plus two golden retrievers. The car sips gas and is front wheel drive. it would be better with a bigger diesel and AWD but I here VW is going to make an AWD diesel version of this in 2015 or 2016. Not the sexiest car in the world, unless you like to bring two 80lbs dogs with you wherever you go and then it is the perfect vehicle....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sheila0013 writes:
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Stylish, handles great, turbo, minimal repairs

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If there are repairs they are costly

sheila0013
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The Passat Rocks — Love, love, love this car. The only downside is that after 115K+ miles the small repairs are ridiculously priced. A simple sensor for my door lock costs well over $500 to repair. Yikes! Up until this point, very minimal repairs and maintenance were needed. Would highly recommend and purchase again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rockinrob writes:
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4Motion Review
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4

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look, ride, feel

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none yet

rockinrob
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My 4motion — So far real nice overall, I've put over 40k worry free. A headlight and taillight was all that needed replacing, tires also. At 80k, I now pray for 40-80k more! Always maintain scheduled maint. is key! I read a lot of horror stories. and I just wonder if people are changing oil and doing the correct maint. or not that will kill any car. GO VW!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

One Of The Best Sedans On The Road. By Ventura

I've driven a lot of cars and this is one of my all time favorites. The Passat TDI even as a base car comes nicely loaded, the SEL has some added luxuries that make longer drives even nicer. The inter... Read More

Good Family Car By cindimarie2

owned the jetta tdi with a 6 speed transmission, prior to buying, the Passat is has a better ride feel and larger back seat, although the jetta had less road noise and the feel of more power with the ... Read More

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Vehicle, Highly Recommended And Would Definitely Buy Again. By Cdallaird

Great car. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking for a larger vehicle. I had looked at a jetta, but wanted something a bit bigger. I use the space. I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT and FT EMT.... Read More

Excellent. By Brad

Brand new. Power is good. Looking forward to my first trip. Warms up pretty quickly. Very roomy inside. The computer telling me distance to empty and average consumption is a nice touch. Needs winter ... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Value And Sexy!! By christycritter79

There is not too much not to like about this vehicle, all of its reviews and receive 5 stars for just about every category.the car is one of the most cleanest emissions vehicles in the country let a... Read More

Good Family Car By Chrismax

Good gas mileage, lots of room for a family. 2012 model year did not have back up cam or rear seat a/c vents which is a must with kids in the back seat. would recommend the Passat. Carefree mainten... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

3d Passat And No Wonder! By nedm

This 2010 is truly the last of the good performance Passats. VW blew it with the underpowered 2012+. It is simply a blast to drive. The 2.0L turbo w/ 200 hp is amazingly responsive and FAST! No wonder... Read More

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

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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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