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2003 Volkswagen PassatReview
Guru9B7V72 writes:
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Great near luxury vehicle at a great price. Very safe. This is our second one. First one was totaled in a significant wreck and all occupants walked away unscathed.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
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Polly Nice Clean Looking Ride. — The passat with a 1.8 Turbo Handles like a dream. Not quite a cutting diamond kind of ride. Never lose the key will cost $200.00 bucks to replace. Must burn high test to keep the turbo running. Also needs synthitic oil. Oh well costs a few more bucks to keep running but worth it for the smooth ride. And sleek look.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice smooth ride.

Cons: Must burn high test.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion WagonReview
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Great Car! — A great car for Colorado weather. It takes on rain, snow, sleet, hail and everything in between and delivers the goods. With good mileage this car was just right for my family. We would definately recommend the Passat to others.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Solid car for my use. Takes on the snow beautifully.

Cons: Dealers service fees are exhorbitant!

21 of 24 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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Take Care Of The Car And It Will Take Care Of You — I love this car, its looks, its handling, its reliability, being honest, I've spent a lot of money on this car, but in my opinion it is worth it, all of its luxurious features, it is an Audi with a VW badge. I totally recomend this car... if you are willing to take good care of it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun to drive, great handling, I love the European looks, best VW generation, big cargo capacity,

Cons: like all German cars, expensive maintenance, but worth it,

19 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Excellent All Around Family Vehicle — I bought my 2003 gls wagon with 1.8 T 10 yrs ago. I have since put 105,000 miles on it. Perhaps the best car I have ever owned. replaced front axels( CV boots damaged) $400, Brakes and rotors $350, thermostat $400, timing belt and water pump replaced $1200. $2400 maintenence averaged over 10 plus years is not so bad. Car is still fun to drive and is solid as a rock. Steering ,handling and braking are excellent. Just a very well built solid car that does a lot of things very well. Still looks superb. There are an awful lot of these cars around where I live so they seem to holding up very well

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun to drive, steering wheel is awesome. perfect family car. solidly built.

Cons: premium gas is a drag. key fob has lost some functions

18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8Review
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A Well Engineered Piece — I like all the thought and knowledge that went into making this car a true technological marvel of it's day The all wheel drive system performs seamlessly , always reining the car in under slippery conditions . The 270 HP 4.0 W-8 motor really delivers the power. All around safe car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: powerful , predictable performance. Car has an excellent cornering and handling ability

Cons: I can't really say anything bad, this car is an able performer in many respects.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Buy A Standard! — Loved It. Drove it easily since the dealer rode with us, but I know it had great torque. It was a bit too expensive for a 10 year old car, but so fun to drive. The car was clean as a whistle on the interior except for the little ash tray or some kind of compartment for the backseat on the console. Car was a blast to drive. Standards are the way to go, but not many people know how to drive them anymore. Teach your kids/friends!

Pros: cleanliness

Cons: I couldn't buy it

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2003 Volkswagen PassatReview
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10/10 — It's a 1.9TDi engine with 131bhp, overall it provides great acceleration. Build quality is quite good, hardly done anything to it. It's the highline edition of it, so interior and exterior looks great. The cost of ownership is not that good, it doesn't have great fuel economy, maintenance is quite pricey. The car is definitely great and quite fun to drive.

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

Pros: Appearance is good, great engine, wouldn't change it.

Cons: Running costs.

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2003 Volkswagen PassatReview
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Good Car But It's Aging. — too bad it's too old and aging. B5.5 put VW a step behind BMW or AUDI. The 130 hp TDI was sporty, reliable, fun to drive. The design of the car was unique back in early 2001. My favorite. Resell value was pretty good. I had a few problems with this car, but since it was a second hand car i ll skipp this remark. The build quality was good. Car only had 4 airbags, but it felt solid and safe. ABS and ESP good points. Had some issues with the ESP.. i was the king of the road. A fast car.

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

Pros: i loved it. hell yeah

Cons: some problems with ESP, clutch and climatronic system..minor

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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1.8 T Is It Really Worth The Expense And Upkeep , To Drive A Namesake? — After looking at all the receipts,gas tickets,tire expense and special order parts.I think that next time,I hope to find a better candidate for bringing something back to life,that has either been worked on incorrectly by a lame mechanic,or just been neglected.And thats hard to find in todays economy.People are territorial,and tend to drive the__________,out of thier cars!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great passing ability on the freeway.

Cons: gas wont stay in the tank for very long, due to the turbo 1.8 four cylinder engine

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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Vary nice design,engine/s over all great car! Great value! Missing: Maybe some screens in head rests for lil ones to watch : ) Read More

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2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Andrew

High value, comfort, clean styling and very safe. Highly recommend. Read More

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2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Tim

So far I love the Passat! The interior is beautiful Read More

Review By Morristransp61

The features are outdated and that’s one of the reasons why it does not justify the high price. It’s missing more refined features such as leather interior and less plastic… a better backup camera and... Read More

2017 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru9Y9WQ8

Very nice car. Great price and has a lot of features. Nice riding and comfortable! Read More

Review By Criss

I am really happy with my Passat, it feels really nice to drive, its comfortable, simple, beautiful and elegant. I made the best decision. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Javier

Great car!!! good horse power and gas mileage very good interior space this car will be good for city commute or road trips Read More

Review By Guru956JJ8

The V6 engine (which is otherwise stellar) creates way too much torque steer and wheel spin on the front wheel drive Passat. Also, the DSG transmission (V6 model) is jerky at lower speeds. The 1.8... Read More

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