2004 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 35 2004 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Review
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    Great Family Car And Will Be Good For Work When The Girls Don't Need The Buggy. — 54 plate 2.0 ltr tdi, absolutely great car, full leather interior quite nippy for a diesel, and not bad economically. stone henge grey (strange but true), spacious boot (needed for the double buggy) and loads of room for the 2 car seats. Best car i've had

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: fun and practical

    Cons: if your single and work in a office

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    Love It And Always Will — 4Motion awd is great, have passed all the 4x4's in the snow. Super comfortable to drive, The turbo engine is spectacular, peppy and great on gas! Had to replace the water pump at 90,000Kms, they shouldn't use plastic parts, but otherwise have given me no problems! Would buy again!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything..

    Cons: Plastic water pump!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    Maybe Last Models Are Better — Great to drive alone, in traffic or highway. Its a lot of fun to drive this 1.8 T, very powerful most of the fun comes from the turbo. It comes with Tiptronic and a great sound system (better than my Pilot). Very hard suspension, and it loves the VW mechanics so much that it got towed twice and had to change a few parts, thank God its still under the warranty. Speaking of, to keep the engine warranty they force you to have Syntethic Oil only. It lasts longer but it cost almost $100 versus $25 for my Honda. I don't know why i still like VW's.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Speed, torque

    Cons: Breaks easly, maintenance very expensive

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GL TDi Wagon Review
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    ??? — Comfort, Good to drive, acceleration is wery good the rest will u find out when you try this car, this car is wery fun to drive when its winter, good car when its snow outside and i will say i love this car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Cons: nothing

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    Great Autobahn Cruiser And Occasional Backroad Carver If You Know A Mechanic Or Do The Work Yourself — Superb gas mileage, manual transmission is a joy to swap cogs with, precise (if somewhat numb and slightly heavy) steering, exceptionally dampened ride without feeling at all float, though it does roll a bit in more aggressive maneuvers. Acceleration from 2500rpm onwards is very good; with close to 200hp, though, the limitations of FWD become quite apparent under hard acceleration . Quiet around town, with some road and wind noise at speed. Maintenance is quite expensive.

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

    Pros: Effortless (if not dramatic) acceleration, roomy.

    Cons: Maintenance/repairs come hard and fast

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Review
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    Overal Result Is Good — faster than i thought it would be. i love the passat, an example of performance and saloon car put together to creat one great car for a tdi. very fun to drive and you can chuck it into the corners

    Pros: performance

    Cons: nothing much to avoid

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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    2004 Passat 4motion 1.8t Wagon — Great versatility, acceptable fuel mileage while providing space and AWD. Turbo four plus five speed manual is peppy enough to be enjoyable, but this wagon won't win any stoplight races. Vault-like, every-surface-is-pleasing interior build quality impresses. So far (30,000 miles driven) quite reliable. Only a few complaints: always locked setting on tailgate is quite frustrating, parts prices are high but come with the euro territory.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD, interior build quality, compromise between performance and economy

    Cons: parts prices, always-locked tailgate

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi Wagon Review
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    Good All Round Family Car — Acceleration preety good as its got a turbo, build quality is good as its a vw, appearence is ok, getting a bit old now that its an 2004 though. Very good on fuel as its a diesel. Dunno how fun it is to drive. Overall 4/5 stars !

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Turbo

    Cons: None

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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    Passat Wagon Pleases And Surprises — Great solid driver. I needed a little bit more room than my A4 allowed and saw the wagon. 1.8T vs the v6. I wish I had a bit more power, but works well for commuting and the occasional cruise! Mid 20's mileage for mixed driving - only passed 30mpg on a trip to Colorado. The feel of the drive is solid all around and I never get bored of the great sound system.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Solidly built

    Cons: May be finicky if you don't maintain it well

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    2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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    2004 Vw Passat Wagon — Big and with the seats down you can put anything back there, I put my mountain bike in it with the hatch close. The coil pack like all Audi/VW 1.8 turbo goes out. The gas mileage is not as good as it should be I get 26MPG highway at 75-80MPH.

    Pros: German engineering and ride

    Cons: I hate timing belts on any car and this ones got one.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    Love This Car... By dpkdo731

    I like the fuel efficiency, cost and stylishness of the vehicle. It is sporty, but does not lose its ability to be professional and classy. The 45-50MPG is fantastic and the Diesel TDI will go fore... Read More

    Made For America With German Engineering. By Pal_venkat

    I have recently bought my VW Passat 1.8 TSI SE with Nav. Initially went to buy VW Golf then ended up with the Passat because of the size. I love the interior not being too busy. Very simple and decent... Read More

    2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    This Is A Surprisingly Good Ride. By BobSteveVA

    I've been a BMW driver for about 12 years and loved the 5 series I drove. After not being able to get a manual transmission and reaching my max to spend for a set of wheels, I decided to stay German b... Read More

    Best Diesel Car/sedan For Your Money. Period. By 5DDFL

    Everything about it is fantastic! Owning this has sold me on the TDI brand for life. Having the Diesel engine is a bit more expensive so I wouldn't suggest buying a new one unless you plan on drivin... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Beta_400

    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

    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

    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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