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 11 - 20 of 2005 Volkswagen Passat 20 reviews.

2005 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
Robert writes:
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My Thoughts — The Passat is the first German car I have owned so far I really like to over all performance, build quality and cost of ownership. The 1.8 turbo gets the car enough power even with the auto trans and 4 motion (all wheel drive). COO is good at 20 mpg in town and 27 on hwy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Alot

Cons: Headlights

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Very Nice Car At The Right Price — Its fast and drives and handles nicely. it corners with precision on winding roads. The styling of this car is very nice. Although the inside is more classy the outside is sporty and sophisticated. This is a really fun car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast, nice, longevity

Cons: little bit more power.  Wish 4matic was standard on passat

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDiReview
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2005 Vw Passat Tdi Gls - Yes - It's A Diesel!!! — It's a Diesel!! What more can I say about 40 mpg every week! With the Turbo Lag I can pass people easily without losing too much fuel efficiency. Cost of ownership is great - minimal repairs, just regular maintenance. Very fun to drive especially with the Triptronic shifter I can pretend I have a Manual transmission and shift back to Automatic whenever I want!

Pros: Feul effeiciency, great pick-up speed, quiet for a diesel, great sound system (monsoon)

Cons: Hard to find a Dealer repair shop with good customer service

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6Review
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Great Car, Great Mpg, Great Everything. — The Passat has great build quality, it's solid on the road at any speed, and the acceleration is great thanks to the spirited 1.8 litre 4 Cylinder Turbo, with a few tweaks. Even with my heavy right foot, the Passat is getting an average of 22 mpg in the city, and 30 on the highway. It's rather remarkable! I love my Passat.

Pros: Acceleration, Gas Mileage, Value

Cons: None.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
Mark writes:
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'05 Vw Passat — This car performs very well. Acceleration and braking are superb. Handling in corners is great. It has needed minor electrical repairs (light over visor was stuck on, trunk release problem, and static in one speaker). It is a fun car to drive, but not as fun as the Beetle. Gas mileage is around 22 city and 31 highway.

Pros: Great performance, fun to drive, nice looking

Cons: Minor electrical issues

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDi WagonReview
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Quirky But Ok — first VW to own. Decent car, good mileage, avg 7.0 to 7.5 liter per 100kms.

Pros: Driving fun

Cons: Dealership support

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX WagonReview
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Family Cruiser — Nice to drive, good level of luxury for the money, fits my kids, my wife and all associated gear!

Pros: Fit and Finish, lots of car for the money

Cons: not cheap to run

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDi WagonReview
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Bio Diesel A Go Go — 38mpg on B99 biodiesel, good economy, great handling, pretty good tradeoff. Stock stereo is mediocre, seats are okay

Pros: bio diesel economy and pride, handling

Cons: obsessive German auto locks on doors all the time, always having to unlock.  mediocre stereo

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDiReview
robs2u2c writes:
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Great Car For The Money — Love the interior and the handling of this car. I am an owner of a 3/4 ton Chevy and a Suburban and driving such big vehicles for years makes me appreciate being able to drive this car when I just want to go to the store bymyself or with my family and not ever having to always down at the fuel gage.

Owner for 0 years, 4 months

Pros: Good Gas mileage; great acceleration once you get by the turbo lag

Cons: Turbo Lag, That Damn "Dinger" when you don't put your seat belt on.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDi WagonReview
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The Last Of The Old Model.. 4 Motion 130 Hp Tdi — On this car VW had done some nice improvements. The car was 99% flawless for the 50.000 km I drove it. The only issue was the GPS system. Both the antenna and the navigation unit had to be changed. (antenna twice). The interior was nice, the engine performance superb, and the 4x4 system was Audi quality! Good seats, fresh performance and plenty of space.

Pros: the 1,9 lt. Tdi engine, the seats, the AC, the electronics overall

Cons: Navigational system, a bit too much engine noise

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru9CPRRJ

I love my Passat Just wish it was electric Read More

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

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