2006 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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Julia writes:
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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5

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Great on gas, extremely comfortable, set up well inside regarding visuals, audio, seat, etc.

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The plastic protective film on the inside of the door, radio buttons and steering knob are not necessarily built to last.  Also, there were a number of recalls on it initially which made car ownership slightly more tedious.

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Reliable, Comfortable, Sleek — I have been reluctant to get rid of this car because there just wasn't anything I liked more. It's great for commuters, those taking logs road trips, is spacious even when there are 5 people in the car, and has been a pleasure to own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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progonat writes:
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Fun to drive.
2.0T engine

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none so far

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Great Car To Own. — I really like this Passat. Over the years I have had a lot of German cars and this is one of my favorite cars. Has an economical engine and it is still fast. Highly would recommend it to anyone. +1

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jcrow writes:
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4

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Handling, road feel, steering, comfort, decent road noise, looks good inside and out, mileage, the "pleather" is great (was surprised about that)

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It's a vw, so it's expensive to fix and maintain, and while the engine is adequate power-wise, it rattles now (over100k).  I've had more than one person recently ask me if it was a diesel - - not good.

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2006 Vw Passat, Now With Over 125k — Is it worth it to you to have a sedan that is more crisp, responsive and fun to drive than a boring accord or Camry, but more expensive? You also need a local, reliable mechanic. If so, it's worth it, you just have to know what to expect with a vw (my 3rd).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Taylor writes:
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It's awesome

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The labels peeled on the interior

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Why Buy Anything Other Than A Volk. — 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 driven every car in the world. That being said, I like the look of the car, the perfomance, and the overall idea of driving a Volkswagen. The car has great get up and go, I think the turbo may have something to do with that, while at the same time it doesn't guzzle gas. I think I may have gotten one of the fabled "Blue Moon" models, since I am able to get approximately 40-50 MPG on the highway, and on a good day about 30-40 on the streets. The interior is awesome, leather everywhere, heated seats, XM Radio, but I did have the problem of the labels peeling off, kind of a drag, however, the dealer fixed that. Great car, I don't think I will ever buy another car unless its a Volk/ Audi.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
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If you need space, but still want something a bit pokey

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Have a couple of common issues

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If You Need An Estate, Its This Or An A4 For Me. Couldnt Justify Paying More For The Audi Though. — Not a bad motor, got it for the dog really as its huge. Pretty nippy for a big ole barge, a bit wallowy in corners because of the comfy suspension, not bad on juice considering the weight of the thing, I average 39mpg in stop start traffic.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicki writes:
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Dependability, many extras

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Not power seating on passenger side, other German quirkiness

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Nice Dependable Car — I like all the cubby holes and the umbrella holder...and it is rather powerful for such a wimpy engine. The mileage is great-I get around 30 mph in town, and 35-36 on the interstate. It is not as fun to drive as a V-6 or V-8, but the gas mileage makes up for that negative.

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Tom writes:
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fun to drive, preformance and sophiciation

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maintenace, premium only, and a limp mode

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The Good And The Bad About A Passat — i bought an 06 passat in december 07 with just over 20,000 miles for 19K. The cars exterior is excelent looking and the interior is sophicated and good looking as well, i personally like the blue gauges. it is comfortable to drive, quiet and but the driver seat is lacking in lateral support especially in rather spirited driving. The performance is pretty good for a 4 banger thanks to help from a small turbo. The suspension is tight and does not budge oven through high speed corners. There is nothing lacking in the breaks aswell. From a dig the acceleration is lacking halfway through first because of the time it takes the turbo to spool but it will snap through 2nd and 3rd in no time at all the feeling of acceleration last from 2nd through all the way through 4th but after that it hits the speed limiter at 130. The build quality is a little suspet but afterall it is a volkswaggen. The car did need repairs but nothing major. todate just a window circut board, a new cd player (it was a factory recall), and a broken weld connecting down pipes to teh cat backs. the only thing i can complain about is the transmission will go into a limp mode if it is pushed too hard. The gas is cheap because it is a 4 cylender engine but volkswaggen needs to loose the premium only tag. overall it is a fun car to drive and you look good driving it. you cant put a price on appearance.

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Aldebaran writes:
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5

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Very fast acceleration, good brakes, comfort,luxury interior, fuel economy

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Not a hatchback, some rubber paint on door and radio buttons worn off.

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Wow! Fast Like Formule 3 With This Turbo Engine And Economical. — I like everything on this car, however for my needs I like more hatchback over sedan. This car has very roomy trunk with capability to flip seat to increase cargo space. Seats are very comfortable and stylish leather. Germans in Volkswagen company knows how to build a fast ,economical and powerful car.

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

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Revro writes:
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Very safe vehicle, excellent power & handling. Handsome appearance.

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High maintenance, burns oil, high octane gas required, gets stuck in snow/ice, seats not comfortable.

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Offers Not Enough For The Amount Of Money One Pays. — Overall, this car was not worth anywhere near the amount of money that was paid for it, especially considering major problems right before/after the vehicle was paid off. Replaced turbo & catalytic converter for 1,700, now trans out! Outrageous! I thought in purchasing a Volkswagen I would be driving it for many years to come, however now my vehicle is sitting in a mechanics lot as I can't afford to spend 2,800 for the trans work. Have to sell it for parts as it's a money pit. This is a huge loss in this day & age where every penny counts. Don't understand why many folks claim good gas mileage when this model requires 91octane (which can no longer be found where I live, so used 93). Also, the peeling of the interior where all the control buttons are located made the vehicle appear cheap which is an extremely bad feature for a luxury car. Highly disgusted with this VW experience.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mads writes:
2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition Review
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4

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Torque and the chrome trim

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Steel rims and slow engine

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Good Ride — The discount edition of luxury saloons. The Diesel engine makes it a bit slow at the top but with a good torque. The look of the car is average since it has steel rims, but the chrome trim makes it look quite luxurious. Handling is what you can expect from a such heavy car.

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