2006 Volkswagen Passat Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 51 reviews

Why Buy Anything Other Than A Volk. by Taylor
 — I have been driving my 2006 VW Passat for just about 6 months now, and the only way I can describe it is as the best car I have ever driven. Now, obviously this is slightly biased since I haven't driv... Read More
Passat 1.9tdi by Dominic
 — Fantastic car. It only has 105bhp but delivers it surprisingly well. Off the line it keeps up the best of them and even though it is a diesel it sounds pretty sweet. The build quality is of the usu... Read More
Fun Car To Drive, Gas And Family Friendly, Plenty Of Get Up And Go! by Ramman05
 — I liked this car for the fact that out of small engine it has lots of power. You can feel the turbo kick in and it's a fun feeling. There is a six speed automatic. It has a great tiptronic manual shif... Read More

2006 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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2006 Volkswagen Passat

With a re-envisioned chrome grille and front end, a sweeping new style from end to end, and an elegant new interior the represents the best of the breed, the Volkswagen Passat sought to take on all mid-size competitors for 2006 by offering a perfect balance of luxury, power, and contemporary styling.

While the most noticeable changes for the 2006 Passat were on the outside, the real story starts under the hood, with an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that pumped out 200 hp. It was dropped into two new Passat trim packages for 2006, the Value Edition and the 2.0T, and matched with a six-speed manual overdrive transmission, which was standard; a six-speed automatic was available as an option.

Volkswagen also offered a 3.6-liter, 280-hp V6 engine, which was standard on the high-end Passat 3.6L trim package. The six-speed automatic transmission was also standard with this package, and VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system was available as an option.

Overall, the 2006 Passat was three inches longer and three inches wider than the previous year's model. And into that longer, wider body Volkswagen packed a long list of standard features, including
air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, a telescoping and tilt steering wheel, a trip computer, and an audio system with a CD player and MP3 capability. Safety features included traction control, stability control, an anti-lock braking system, an anti-theft system, and front, side, and side curtain airbags.

The 3.6L package added even more, including a power sunroof and a CD changer. Options included a leather steering wheel, a navigation system, heated seats, and power-adjusted seats.

The refinements and additions to the 2006 Passat did not escape the notice of drivers, many of whom were impressed not only with the car's interior appointments but also its handling, suspension, comfort, and styling. Minor problems were noted with the electrical system by some drivers, but other than that drivers voiced few complaints about the car.


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Volkswagen Passat Questions

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What Can Be Damaged When The Timing Belt Snaps On A Vw Passat?

The timing belt on my car snap and I want to know what else was could've possibly been damaged one that snapped. I took it to Volkswagen and they are quoting me $4,000 for parts alone! So I wanna ...

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Interior Lights

The interior lights don't come on when the doors open or when I operate the central locking. The lights will come on with the switch, 2006 Passat. Any ideas?

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Derek Heinrichs

I Have A 2006 Vw Passat, After I'm At A Countinous Speed And Or Have My Cru...

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Will A Motor From A 2010 Jetta, Fit A 2006 Passat? Both Motors Are 2.0 Turb...

I have a 2010 jetta motor, I'm looking to buy a 2006 passat that needs a motor. Both are 2.0 turbo's. Want to make sure they are interchangeable.

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How Do You Trade In A Car That Isn't Paid Off Yet?

I want to trade in my car to get my ex off the loan as opposed to refinancing. How do dealers handle this when there is a balance still owing on the car loan?

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