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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS WagonReview
OviedoPassat writes:
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Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sportive handling, Turbo and tip-tronic transmission enable choosing between maximum performance/acceleration or fuel saving, huge carge - bigger than in most SUVs

Cons: Replacing the timing belt was 2x as expensive as for other cars

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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8Review
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Wish I Saw More Of Them Around But Nice To Have One Of The 95 Brought To The Us — This has been a great car. I like the smooth power and torque curves and the large front and rear disc brakes have no problem slowing her down. I have had a timing belt tensioner go out but a local shop fixed it very reasonably and has been problem free ever since. Two tone interior is nice and comfortable around sharp curves and on long road trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Rare, fun, comfortable, 4-Motion, W8

Cons: In the event of a rare repair, not inexpensive.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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Love It — it goes 160mph stock out of the dealership. handles great, hugs corners well. they are sharp, clean cut cars that just look good. it gets pretty good gas if you drive it nice. and its looks just as good on the inside, all leather baby

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

Pros: fast and good on gas

Cons: hard to work on

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX WagonReview
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Great Car That Could Become A Mean Sports Car With Right Mods — I really love my car for the way it is. It's biggest weakness is its weight and the underpowered engine. With some modifications it can be cured though. I find the car to be very attractive because of the rounded corners and simplicity of the design. The interior is top notch for its price. Another weakness that this car has is gas mileage. I'm a pretty spirited driver so i use all RPMs on the V6 which results in pretty bad gas mileage. It's fun to drive...but its still a soft wagon

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

Pros: Room, build quality

Cons: sluggish V6

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
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This Was A Great Car For Me. — I loved this car - it's why I bought another one. This car was nothing more than a base model GL, but there were lots of features that came standard that in my opinion elevated it to something special. I've replaced it with a 2007 Passat Wagon 3.6L 4MOTION that has everything but navigation. The creature comforts would cost several thousand more in any other German brand.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Just about everything was awesome, to me. A wise price to pay for German engineering.

Cons: My only complaint about Volkswagen has been my service experience at the dealer.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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7.5 Out Of 10 — turbo makes it accelerate quickly, braking is good, handles very well (typical german car). only one problem with it ever. fairly low maintainince. avg. 23 mpg. yes it is pretty fun to drive. kinda looks a little chickish in the back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: acceleration, handling

Cons: expensive to repair

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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Something The Germans Got Right... — Safe, comfortable, well built and fast. Quality car. Accelerates well though not as well as a petrol. Braking is excellent & it handles well. Nice classy looking car - inside and out. Fairly economical and low maintenance. Not as fun as a sports car but great as a nippy and safe family car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Solid and comfortable....

Cons: None!!

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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Enjoyable — its a beaut 2 own power its got handling ,comfort, looks, i luv the heated seats 4 a cold day. fuel economy is great silent on the side with al the windows closed . handles at 160km/ph aruond bend i love

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: ull enjoy drivin it

Cons: nothing

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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Good — I got this car because it is unlike any American made car. The design is completely different, inside and out and it is very sturdy, unlike many crappy fords... The maintenance I've noticed it's very cheap, especially when you have an oil leak. The best place to drive this car is on the interstate because it is the smoothest.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It picks up and goes, the interior leather is amazing

Cons: the check engine light always comes on and goes off, it has a minor oil leak

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX WagonReview
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Its A Vw — Performance- good execration but could use lower profile for turns Build quality- there isn't anything on this car that wiggle or feels loose Appearance- the wood trim on the interior goes good with the black leather Cost of owner ship- this thing rips through gas, but needs little maintenance Fun factor- say what you want about wagons but i will kick your ass in a race!

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

Pros: ITS A VW

Cons: nothing

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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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

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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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