2008 Volkswagen Passat Overview


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AWD 3.6L 4Motion
AWD 3.6L 4Motion Wagon
Base Wagon
Avg. Price: $7,891
Komfort Wagon
Avg. Price: $8,081
Avg. Price: $8,126
Lux Wagon
Avg. Price: $8,077
Avg. Price: $7,354
Turbo Wagon
Avg. Price: $7,689
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4.55 stars

Based on 41 reviews

Great Great Car by GrantDude
 — My wife and I are expecting our first baby so we decided it was time to trade in the little sports car for something more family oriented. We were looking for either a small SUV or a family car. After... Read More
A Fun And Sylish Vehicle To Drive by LateToTheParty7
 — Overall, this is more than adequate for my needs and makes the daily commute fun. It's a blast to drive on the highway and at night because of both external and internal lights. If I remember, I'll up... Read More
A New Perspective Of An Old Model by Darrell
 — Never knew how much a value-for-money proposition a German car could be. The 1.8T cost about the same as a Japanese Executive sedan, but with all the fancy gadgets and functions of a much more expensi... Read More

2008 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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2008 Volkswagen Passat

After its heralded return in 2007, the VW Passat didn't change too much for 2008 besides a new interior for the Turbo and a more upscale design.  This full-size sedan comes in 5 trims.  In addition, the '08 Passat has 4 doors and seats 5.  

The Turbo trim comes with a 2.0 L, 200 hp I4 engine while the VR6 4Motion gives you the most bang for your buck with a 3.6 L, 280 hp V6 engine.  As for transmission, you'll have your pick between 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic.  All Passats feature a leather steering and side shades.

Overall, reviewers like the low price for a sedan that resembles the Mercedes CLS.  The powertrain selection looks solid, although you'd expect a full fleet of V6's in a competitive sedan.  In any case, look for the 2008 VW Passat to make waves with sedan fans looking for a little extra flair.


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Over the last month or so my Passat has been giving me problems starting. Deseil Engine. It is very inconsistent but sometimes on pressing the key it does not start, but up til now on pressing t...

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The engine knocked loudly and it was towed to a local mechanic. The mechanic's initial diagnosis is that the oil pump needs to be replaced and it could be linked to the oil sludge issues experienced...

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VW Passat 2008: Thought it was funny when I left my 'phone on charge when I left my newly acquired car and came back to find it FLAT. After a few minutes could NOT believe that the cigarette lighter ...

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My Car Would Not Start...battery Is A Full Capacity....all Lights And Power...

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2008 model volkswagen passat,silver white, diesel with taxi permit, done 70000km and also company maintenance till date..excellent condition..

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