2004 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL TDiReview
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Great Gas Mileage, But Many Mechanical Problems — I traded my Passat for the Jetta TDI with only around 20,000 miles on it due to horrible electrical system problems. The car got excellent mileage (38 MPG combined city/highway!) and had 247 lb*ft of torque! The torsion bar suspension left something to be desired.

Pros: Great gas mileage, looks pretty good

Cons: Horrible electircal and heater core issues

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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A Good Sedan With A Great Interior And Awd — We liked this car so much, we bought it twice. (We had a 2001 and replaced it with a 2004.) It was comfortable and quiet, and had a great interior. The AWD and traction control combined for a very secure ride in rain and snow.

Pros: AWD traction
Excellent handling/ride compromise
Beautiful interior

Cons: Heavy and a bit slow

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned! — I absolutely love my VW - we have 3 in our household. It is the 2nd brand new car I've purchased - ever, I've had it 3 1/2 years and every time I get in it - it's like the first time. I bought a brand new Saturn Ion just before the VW - drove it for 6 months and after driving a VW Golf, I was thoroughly convinced I had to dump the Saturn and get myself a VW. I originally leased this car, and ended up buying out the lease early because I loved the car so much. I am not sold on the styling change after 04, they look more like Japanese cars to me now....but nothing beats the engineering of a VW.

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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 WagonReview
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German Masterpiece!! — I traded my 2000 Lexus RX 300 in for a used 2004 Passat W8 4motion wagon. What a beautiful and meticulously crafted piece of machinery. It drives and handles like a sports sedan without the harsh ride qualities associated with a sports sedan. The engine has tons of low end torque and is as smooth as silk. It has tons of cargo room and plenty of back seat room for my kids. I also love the styling especially the rims and the meaty looking tires. Great vehicle!!!

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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Comfortable German Car — We owned this car for about 5 years, just enough to pay it off. It was a fine car, but had some quality issues (I thought). The CV boots never lasted very long. The transmission (4 speed automatic) would not unlock correctly when you came to a stop and there was nothing they could do about it (they said-the Dealer), short of a $4500.00 replacement. No way. It was great other than the trans and the cv boots until the Generator packed it in at about 56,000 miles. The non-dealer garage that replaced it made a mess of it and we had to have it all done again, this time at the dealer, after a year of it. It was costly, but it seemed the issues were mostly fixed. Too bad about it's bad points, because we liked the car otherwise.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable, handling, power.

Cons: Transmission.  Mileage.  Cost for repairs.

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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 JS1828

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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