2008 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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Style is fantastic

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Gas Mileage could be better but the turbo doesnt help

tallfrothy1
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Vw Is Amazing — LOVE THIS CAR!! Its sleek and and has much more pickup than im used to in a sedan. Would recommend this car to anyone who wants something fast as well as stylish. Gas mileage is a con but not a deal breaker.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort Review
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This car is full of features, drives so smooth, quick 2.0T turbo, excellent fuel economy, so much interior space... there is really nothing to complain about at all

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Nothing.. Love it!

davidvw
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Best Driving Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — This car got me from the first drive. The steering, the pick up and go, hugs the road, great economy... 25 to 27 in town... 33-35 on freeway. I cant stand getting out of this vehicle. The only thing i want to do is add a remote start

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I love almost everything about this car. Very slight turbo lag, but that's a small price to pay for great gas mileage. For a fun to drive car that can comfortably take the whole family, you can't beat the Passat for the price.

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Sometimes the electric key hangs when I pull it out of the dash. No big deal just a small annoyance.

lyndabsmithinc
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Luxury Interior Feel That Is Super Comfortable In A Sport Sedan That Gets Great Gas Mileage. — I love that this car is quick and nimble when I want it to be, but about the most perfect "everyday driver" I can imagine. Very fun to drive, rides quiet, and the stock stereo system sounds awesome. A great buy!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Would love the 2012 Passat, but for now i plan to take the 2010 Audi A4.

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quality of interior materials are downgraded from the previous model.

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Good Car — Passat it's ok i mean it's the German car that would take you from A to B and would offer you a comfy-safe drive. Better than the French or Japonese cars. Plus it has style. Because it's made in GERMANY

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux Review
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Good space and fuel economy

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Too slow

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Good Family Car — Nice family car Ideal for long trips holidays and your weekly shop. Good motorway vehicle as good on fuel! It is A cheap car to run as is very reliable and vw parts are not overly priced! Perfect Family Car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Does more than it's supposed to.

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Combined MPG's at 20-21 = half the Smart, ten times the car

robertf624
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Run It, Run It, Run It. — This is a keeper. Run it all day anywhere any way it doesnt matter. Classy looks, easily holds its own with 3's & 5's and C's and E's. Paddle shifters on the 6-speed, autohold, no turbo lag, Vegas and back @ 30-plus MPG's. Seats more comfortable than the ones in the den and well-balanced, balanced ride. Reliable as it gets.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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luxury

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Needs More Power — needs more power good feeling very good stability good tech very attractive good appearance may be it will be better with a 3.6 cc ya it is a fun car to drive specially when travelling for long distances finaaly i like me car :)

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

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Fun to drive

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Car burns about 1 1/2 to 2 quarts between oil changes.

subdub
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European Cruiser. — This car hugs the road. Steering is precise, braking is excellent. Plenty of room in this car for everyone. Very pleasing interior. Turbo supplies plenty of punch. Cost is well below that of BMW. Certainly is a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great car! First Volkswagen for me, but I do love German engineering!

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wish I had sunroof, but hey you can't have everything!

KevinHolder
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Named The Car "black Betty" It Is Black On Black! — Great car, I really have missed driving stick. I forgot how much fun it is. The car has very good sports handling and corners very well. The acceleration is great, and the when the turbo kicks in, you can really feel it pull. Really nice interior and exterior. I really enjoy and love this car!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fast yet great on gas!

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Can't think of a reason not to have it. For me, it's too much car to commute to work with.

ostrom
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Great Looking, Fast And Thanks To Turbo, Fuel Friendly! — Amazing car! Fast yet great on fuel thanks to the 2.0 Liter Turbo. Plenty of space, looks great and drives wonderful. It's quiet on the highway and the six speed tip-tronic with steering wheel paddles make it fun to drive. German engineering at its finest. Compliments are almost daily!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Brian

This is a terrific all around family car. The seating is huge, it is fuel efficient, and handles well. The design is spartan and timeless. The only thing I've noticed over time is that the paint doesn... Read More

Great Reliable Car By Ginese1

I drove this car to and from Tampa for two years and never had a moments problem with it. Its enjoyable to drive and looks great. Does very well on gas mileage and handles well in wet conditions. T... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Overall Car By tneff350

This car was great. I did much out of town traveling and experienced great MPG through my interstate travels. Even better while traveling down two-lane roadways at 65-70 MPH. Very roomy car with lots ... Read More

Solid Family Car By ElephantMovers

I loved the style and handling, I was worried about the breaking system and reports about the car being slow to stop, but have had no problems so far. The back seat area is great for our kids. The hea... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Love It By JS4357

One of the best vehicles I've driven. The antenna system seems to act up during cold weather as the receiver has to warm up before the signal goes to 100% during warm up it only receives at about 65% ... Read More

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

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