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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
Patrick writes:
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Www.vw.com — Great fuel economy, 2.0 20v turbo four cylinder. Plenty of get up and go. (especially these days!) Tiptronic shift for when you want to play around. German engineering, quiet, solid. Whatelse?

Pros: Headlamps are outstanding. Doesn't need fog/driving supplement. Adjustable seat is a plus.

Cons: Brakes wear sooner than some, (performance geared) No moonroof on GL model (i think anyway)

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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Great Until It Falls Apart — Fully functional and amazingly fast lemon. A great car until the warranty goes and then all that fine Euro engineering is worthless.

Pros: Great ride, fast, powerful

Cons: Costs lots to fix, and needs to be fixed a lot

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLReview
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My Favorite Car So Far! — I had to trade in my last Volkswagen, but I like it so much I got another. I haven't been disappointed yet!

Pros: It came with all the amenities
It came with all the amenities!

Cons: I haven't found one yet!

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2003 Volkswagen PassatReview
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03 Passat — My dads car... 5 speed standard 2.0 litre 16 valve....

Pros: Quick off the line, Good top end.

Cons: Sounds liek a sewing machine.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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Passat 4dr 1.9 Se, Great Car — Great Car, but as always had to have one with all the toys, quiet, good music system

Pros: Build Quality, Comfort on long journeys

Cons: cost of ownership!

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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Love The Car, Hate The Maintenace Cost — This car is wonderful to drive. Great on long hauls, lots of power, holds the road.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

Pros: Heated seats, safety

Cons: costly maintenance

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2003 Volkswagen PassatReview
jayaggie writes:
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Great Car... Love To Just Drive It. — The car is great. looks sharp and drives well. The only negative is the fuel consumption... very low 19/24.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,750

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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An Audi A4 In Drag! — I've had my 03 Passat GLS 1.8T for just over a year and I have to say it's a wonderful car (Previous car 1994 Audi 90S 2.8 V6). It's the best used car I have ever owned. I never thought I'd go back to a 4-cylinder (let alone a turbo) but this engine seems better balanced than the larger V6. It's never at a loss for power and I get over 30 mpg on the highway with the cruise control on. Great long-distance cruiser, wonderful seats and great Monsoon Stereo/CD. As it has the same chassis as the Audi A4, it's a pretty good handler even though it's tuned for a softer ride. It's no sports car but it handles the twist and turns Monterey Bay and HWY 1 just fine. Love the auto/manual box. The previous owner put on some budget tires (Fuzion) and there is more road noise than I'd expect but the grip is good and they wear very well. As far as concerns about engine sludge. Not a problem with this car. The key is to follow regular oil changes and use a high quality detergent gasoline.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL WagonReview
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This Car Is Beast. — This is my first car, and it has got to be one of the greatest cars you could ever have for your first car. It is relatively simple, fun to drive, has lots of options, legroom, space in the boot, looks great, and is a Volkswagen. Mine has a 4-cylinder 1.8 Turbo engine, which is great, but doesn't get the gas mileage you expected for a 4-cylinder (Expect 27 Highway, 18 City). Overall, an amazing car. It's got that Volkswagen feel of solidity when you drive it. Also, although you can see plenty of VW Passats around town, I've seen very, very few wagons. I like the looks of the car, but what really makes the Passat wagon look great is simply the rarity of it. I love my Passat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun to drive, as much space as many SUVs, great handling

Cons: Bad Gas Mileage for a 4-cylinder, typical VW electronic problems

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Review
dvelazquez2 says:
First car I got. Loved it but had too many problems. Every little sensor would mess up and this car was known for an oil problem. It never broke down on me, so besides the sensor constantly beeping or problems it had it ran ok. but wouldnt recommend getting this car.
vs2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE
2003 Volkswagen Passat winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE better.
"The steering is a lot smoother and easier to use. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE worse.
"The Alimta coupe has a very small trunk possible enough for a couple groceries. Passat has a huge amount of space. "
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