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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
Katherine writes:
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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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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
JulesVW22 writes:
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I Bought Car Used @ 55k, In Two Years I've Driven 50k With Barely A Blip - I Love This Car. — Have had problems with acceleration ever since hitting 70k - there is a lot of jerking. There has been a consistent squeaking in my heater. Also, at one point my signal wouldn't go off that that a door was open - an electrical problem and costly fix. That being said, I am in my car for 5 - 9 hours a day so relatively speaking, I have had very few issues. The car is a blast to drive and very stylish. I feel safe driving it, even in snow, because it is very solid. This is a perfect car for someone who does a lot of driving (good gas mileage, comfortable) and wants safety. My first VW experience has been a positive one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: high quality, handles well, sharp appearance

Cons: some electrical defects ie. check engine comes on in rain

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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8Review
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Not A Sports Saloon By Far But A Good All Rounder/family Car Top Bulid Quality — The Passat is not a bad car it is a 1.9TDI 130bhp model it can accelerate will if you let the turbo do its job. Its a heavy car just under 2000k the breaks can overheat if driven hard. its a sport so normal driving is a bit chopy on a b road brash you now it a heavy car no rally car but cruses well though. bulit proof build quality, but eats CV joints, will do around 36mpg ave,service every 10,000miles keeps her right cumfy interior good on long trips. Good car fun drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I taxi and it sticks the pace

Cons: Only the suspension lets it down to hard around town to soft under fast driving

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
Tin writes:
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Great Car That Attracts Little Attention — This car is a total sleeper very quick the 1.8T motor on it is amazing stable on the highway the looks of it will make you look like an old man but people underestimate what this car can do very fun car to drive gas mileage is great and maintenance on it is great

Pros: Sleeper, very quick, stable, great handling, huge trunk space

Cons: makes you look like an old man

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
Corey writes:
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Vw Passat — This has been a great car with quite a bit of power to it. For the basic 1.8 turbo 4 cylinder engine, i have no problem racing other cars off the line within the same class. The Triptronic shifter makes the car better than any basic automatic..

Pros: Appearance

Cons: Cost

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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1.8t Passat — 1.8T is a great motor, although a little more horsepower would make it a lot more appealing to those Euro fans who want a full size car with get up and go. They are reasonably priced cars and I have only had one problem with it in the 5 years and 124,000 miles I've had it. Great gas mileage and minimial maintenance required.

Pros: Reliable, comfortable, affordable

Cons: Low horsepower, hard to work on

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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2003 Vw Passat Glx 4-matic — I had a 2003 VW Passast GLX 4-Matic. Best car I ever owned, but at 19 years old, i haven't had too many cars. Very good on gas, V-6 engine and all wheel drive. Very fun to drive and top speed of 137 mph. Not a big fan of European cars, but my VW changed my mind.

Pros: Everything

Cons: AWD- E-brake slides were so hard

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
Colleen writes:
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Great Sedan — A nice solid sedan. I had been driving 4wds for years so returning to the ground was hard as a short person! Unfortunately, it lacked the cargo space I needed for toting artwork to and from shows... so it had to go. I love VWs and would purchase another at some point in the future.

Pros: Smooth, solid, stylish

Cons: acceleration was a bit slow.  car often felt heavy

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
Scott writes:
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Oooo — It's just a good car. It looks good, but isn't too much of a head turner so I don't feel conspicuous. Had a sludge problem (so many of these do) but we change the oil regularly so it seems to be better now....

Pros: ooooo

Cons: oooooo

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2022 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru33631

My second Passat. Love this car and the features. Read More

Review By Joan

I bought the 2022 passat limited edition. I expected to get everything considering its well over a $1000 mor than the R-line, plus I got the red one and that an extra $400 almost for all models. Ther... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru9CPRRJ

I love my Passat Just wish it was electric Read More

2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru91BYJ1

Compare with Ford Focus. Good value and well equipped. Read More

Review By Guru9CJ4CG

Great car for a great price, I compared the Passat with Kia K5 and Toyota Camry Read More

2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By William

Good value vehicle 2nd one for us. Holding onto the 2015 edition. Read More

Review By Andrew

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

2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By GuruNVYX7

Very much a performance oriented car....think of it as a grown up Golf GTI! Read More

Review By Donsco77

R Line is a good value. 2900 mile trip and averaged 34 mpg. Features are okay. USB for CarPlay is in a bad place because it is in the bottom of a tray pointing up and catches all the small particles ... Read More

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