2005 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDiReview
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Good Looking, Reliable Car — Good looking sedan, excellent on gas, or diesel. Considering that it's a TDI, it's got more power than I expected when I bought it. Braking could be a little better but it can pass, where as handling is pretty good. Gotta love how ESP does it's job when u lose control on snow, or wet surface. So far haven't had any problems with it. Had to change light bulbs a couple of times. Love how it keeps its value. Overall a very good car. Recommend it to anyone!

Pros: good on gas, keeps its value

Cons: not every gas station has diesel

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDiReview
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Lovelly Car For Family Or Work It Pulls Its Weight — sleek and stylish with lots of knobs and buttons for keeping you amused during long journeys!!!! even a refrigerated glove box for keeping your drinks cool during the summer holiday traffic jams !!!

Pros: nice car for free

Cons: If i had to spend 17k on a car i think i would go for something a bit sportier but seing as we dont have to pay for it well worth it

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS WagonReview
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My 2nd Passat — I Loved my '96 Passat wagon, even drove it from Ohio to Alaska and back. So I upgraded to a used 2005 wagon. Everything works as it should. All features, systems seem to be operating just as VW designed. My kids think wagons are out of date, but in Europe this model and Audi equivalents are very popular. I like being able to put a lawnmower in back, golf clubs are easy, and road trips even for just 2 of us there is abundant space. Gas mileage is 23 around town, 28 on trips. At speeds of 50-55 it gets closer to 30. VW specifies super premium but I use mid-grade with no apparent problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good economical car with lots of space in back and decent styling.

Cons: Brakes have never been great, even with fresh pads the car takes more effort to stop than other cars.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Review
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Best looks and performance for the money.
vs2005 Audi A6
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vs2005 BMW 3 Series
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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This is the worst car I have ever owned. Is there anything that doesnt break on this car? Headlight adjustments broke. They are very dim anyway, even with new bulbs. Heated seats malfunction - The drivers side burns your butt and will melt the vinyl if it is left on. The passenger side doesnt work. Secondary air system - The cheap plastic hose broke. Rear door lock actuator broke. Keyless entry malfunctions - The problem is with the electrical connections in the car, not the actual remote. Window switches malfunction - They get stuck. The contacts wear out on the switch. The engine leaks oil - Every gasket leaks. I repeat...EVERY gasket leaks. I just had them all replaced. Two years later...leaks, leaks, leaks. Engine coolant leaks. Where? IDK. I cant find the leak, but it leaks. The automatic transmission shift lever gets stuck sometimes, and the transmission shifts strange. The CV Joints and ball joints went bad. The AC fan quit working. The interior trim is painted plastic? It peels off. - Im sure that more will break soon. Stay away from 1998 - 2005 Passats.
vs2005 Honda Civic EX
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS winning categories:
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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 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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