2005 Volkswagen Passat Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Volkswagen Passat against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 2005 Volkswagen Passat 10 reviews.

2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDi WagonReview
GRANTMOORE writes:
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Good Car For The Long Haul Or Around Town — I enjoy driving this car and really like the fuel economy. I was used to an SUV so it was odd to be closer to the ground at first. But there is just as much space to carry my stuff around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very reliable, easy to drive. Compact but has lots of interior space. Turbo diesel engine has excellent fuel economy - 45 miles per gallon on highway on recent trip to Dallas.

Cons: You have to find gas stations that sell diesel. It is an older model so no super new gadgets - just CD player.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6Review
Anne writes:
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German Quality And Great Options — This car is great on gas, it's a mid-size sedan that offers a lot of space! The acceleration is pretty impressive and it handles very well. A very good looking car, fun to drive with good visibility. Repair costs are on the higher hand but these cars require really few repairs, they're really well built and the gas mileage is really good. Overall, this car can pack up the miles better than most other cars of its category!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Strong, beautiful, sturdy, powerful, easy to maneuver

Cons: Maintenance is a little more than for an American car.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Love My Passat Gls! — Loved how much space I had! Parking is very easy also! The heated seats warm up fast (good for the arctic Minnesota winters!). I am always the one driving because everyone loves how much space and how comfortable the Passat is! I had no blind spots and it handles extremely well. Love zipping around in this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: -Lot's of space!
-Parking is no problem!
-The HEATED seats!
-Very comfortable!
-No blind spots, very good visible!
-Handles extremely well!
-Spacious back seats!
-Anti-lock brakes!

Cons: -Parts can cost more but easily avoided with normal maintenance and safe driving!

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi WagonReview
stridinggod writes:
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The Almost Perfect Wagon! — Wish it came in AWD and a slightly bigger engine. I love room to fit everything i own in it plus two golden retrievers. The car sips gas and is front wheel drive. it would be better with a bigger diesel and AWD but I here VW is going to make an AWD diesel version of this in 2015 or 2016. Not the sexiest car in the world, unless you like to bring two 80lbs dogs with you wherever you go and then it is the perfect vehicle....

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great gas mileage.  loads of room

Cons: not 4 wheel drive.

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2005 Volkswagen PassatReview
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The Passat Rocks — Love, love, love this car. The only downside is that after 115K+ miles the small repairs are ridiculously priced. A simple sensor for my door lock costs well over $500 to repair. Yikes! Up until this point, very minimal repairs and maintenance were needed. Would highly recommend and purchase again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Stylish, handles great, turbo, minimal repairs

Cons: If there are repairs they are costly

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2005 Volkswagen PassatReview
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Vw Passat, The Best Semi-auto I've Driven! — This TDi sport model has good performance for a semi-auto. It has good handling & 130BHp from a 1.9L diesel engine. Apart from the regular consumables, it never needs repairs. It's appearance shows that this is a solid german car that can be trusted. This model does not have the advanced designs of modern VW's, but you can still get a fair few miles to the gallon. This car is meant to be more of a luxery car than a fun car, but there is still potential to go up against cars designed to be more fun.

Pros: The CLIMBAtronic system always keeps the car at the required temperature

Cons: Nothing.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4MotionReview
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My 4motion — So far real nice overall, I've put over 40k worry free. A headlight and taillight was all that needed replacing, tires also. At 80k, I now pray for 40-80k more! Always maintain scheduled maint. is key! I read a lot of horror stories. and I just wonder if people are changing oil and doing the correct maint. or not that will kill any car. GO VW!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: look, ride, feel

Cons: none yet

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX WagonReview
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4motion Awd + Utility + Handling = Supercar! — One of the best cars ever made. More cargo room (64 cu. ft.) than many SUVs, German Sport sedan handling, independent suspension for a nice ride and great control, and 4 Motion AWD to get through 55" of snow in one week with no problems whatsoever! Gas mileage is much lower than my 2001 V6 FWD sedan (stick), abotu 30% lower! The wagon, 4Motion and Tiptronic (automatic) transmission add about 500 pounds! ABotu 20-22mpg around town (suburbs), 24-26 on the highway if you take it easy. At 75-85mph cruise, only 23mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: utility, comfort, handling, solid build, safety, AWD

Cons: gas mileage

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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The Hot Passat — This baby is hot!!!! Luv my leather heated seats in the cold Chicago winter days!!! Fine German engineering!! Handles just like a man....hahahaha. ....warm ....smooth....and fast. =) It always starts in winter, and is excellent on gas consumption 26 miles to the gallon for Highway. Amazing!!

Pros: Has an amazing engine that moves....my 1.8 turbo makes this baby GO!!

Cons: Its not a stick.....I love manual transmission...!!

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDiReview
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05 4motion Is Sweet — vw's are the best. german cars are always made great. and my 4motion is the a4 quattro on the a6 frame. awesome car. super fun and enjoyable to drive. As always german cars are quality over quantity. No more dodge bs for me!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its german so u know its good

Cons: none

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Soko1

Vary nice design,engine/s over all great car! Great value! Missing: Maybe some screens in head rests for lil ones to watch : ) Read More

Review By Benoit

* Comfortable and well-equipment with modem amenities. * Very quiet interior at highway speeds. * Very, very fuel efficient, but adequately powerful when needed. * VW includes rubber floor mats by def... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Andrew

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

Review By Brandon

This is a very elegantly styled , sophisticated car. It offers an exceptionally , smooth and quiet ride . The engine offers outstanding power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. This is by far , the... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Tim

So far I love the Passat! The interior is beautiful Read More

Review By Morristransp61

The features are outdated and that’s one of the reasons why it does not justify the high price. It’s missing more refined features such as leather interior and less plastic… a better backup camera and... Read More

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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