2006 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Passat Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2006 Volkswagen Passat against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2006 Volkswagen Passat vs:

    Have you driven a 2006 Volkswagen Passat?  
    Rank This Car

    User Reviews

    Displaying 11 - 20 of 51 2006 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    65

    2006 Vw Passat, Now With Over 125k — Is it worth it to you to have a sedan that is more crisp, responsive and fun to drive than a boring accord or Camry, but more expensive? You also need a local, reliable mechanic. If so, it's worth it, you just have to know what to expect with a vw (my 3rd).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handling, road feel, steering, comfort, decent road noise, looks good inside and out, mileage, the "pleather" is great (was surprised about that)

    Cons: It's a vw, so it's expensive to fix and maintain, and while the engine is adequate power-wise, it rattles now (over100k).  I've had more than one person recently ask me if it was a diesel - - not good.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    Passat

    Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

    CarGurus has 21,187 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,700.

    ZIP:
    2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    35

    Balanced In Every Way — I liked the fact that in three years I've taken it from 94,000 to 184,000 miles and it still handles awesomely. The mileage I get is amazing. I can go between 400 and 450 miles a tank, depending on the amount of freeway driving I do. I think the lowest I ever got was around 375, and that was all l.a. city gridlock driving.

    Pros: I love this car! It's a trooper! This thing has passed my auto-onslaught with flying colors.

    Cons: Having to let it go...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    65

    Vw — Fun car to drive and plenty of room for the family. Sneaky fast for a family sedan. Bad, the 3.6 only came in automatic - even with paddle shifters it's not the same experience as a manual. I will upgrade soon. :)

    Pros: Adaptive headlights and Dynaudio.

    Cons: Only available in automatic.

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    65

    If You Need An Estate, Its This Or An A4 For Me. Couldnt Justify Paying More For The Audi Though. — Not a bad motor, got it for the dog really as its huge. Pretty nippy for a big ole barge, a bit wallowy in corners because of the comfy suspension, not bad on juice considering the weight of the thing, I average 39mpg in stop start traffic.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you need space, but still want something a bit pokey

    Cons: Have a couple of common issues

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    65

    Why Buy Anything Other Than A Volk. — I have been driving my 2006 VW Passat for just about 6 months now, and the only way I can describe it is as the best car I have ever driven. Now, obviously this is slightly biased since I haven't driven every car in the world. That being said, I like the look of the car, the perfomance, and the overall idea of driving a Volkswagen. The car has great get up and go, I think the turbo may have something to do with that, while at the same time it doesn't guzzle gas. I think I may have gotten one of the fabled "Blue Moon" models, since I am able to get approximately 40-50 MPG on the highway, and on a good day about 30-40 on the streets. The interior is awesome, leather everywhere, heated seats, XM Radio, but I did have the problem of the labels peeling off, kind of a drag, however, the dealer fixed that. Great car, I don't think I will ever buy another car unless its a Volk/ Audi.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's awesome

    Cons: The labels peeled on the interior

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    55

    Can't Get No Better! :d — I LOVE my car!She's reliable, runs smooth, great handling, luxurious, and just gotta love the speed of a german engine! You look good and have fun driving it!! Highly recommend it for commute or just to take out and drive!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 4 cyc engine that drive like a 6 cyc! Great speed!

    Cons: Oil change is EXPENSIVE!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    45

    It's Nice — Its nice, safe, fast enough, and not bad looking, so i like it. It has a turbo in it and combine with 200 hp; it's pretty fast. It is a fun car to drive. The car is nice inside out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A nice car overall

    Cons: no reason not to drive this car

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    Best Car Review... — Great handling and 6.1 seconds to 100 km/h. No repairs except for the front windscreen. Very good looking car, metal-golden and great interiors. Extremely fun to drive and has made many very stunned and surprised. This car is recommended for everyone who likes power.

    Pros: It's just very powerful and very good looking.

    Cons: I can't say anything bad about this car.

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    55

    Vw Passatt 2.0tdi Variant — Performance - great milage, good braking, handling like a family car, for sure not for sport driving Build Quality - built like a tank, cannot say anything negative of the quality Cost of Ownership - great gas mileage, low maintenance costs. A great family car especially if you are planning long trips

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 2.0 TDI can do 100km with about 7 liters, German quality and reliability

    Cons: the TDI engine is loud especially when the engine is cold

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    85

    Would Recomend, But Then There Would Be More On The Road. — Four door, quick spooling turbo. Premium sound system, four wheel disc breaks, Fun to drive, faster than a si civic. Beats most entry level bmw's in take off and acceleration. The satellite radio is cool, but the seats have an audi seat warmers that make it more comfortable during the winter. Did i mention push start and keyless entry?

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Faster than the turbo eclipse

    Cons: None

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying 11 - 20 of 51 2006 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    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

    Cars compared to 2006 Volkswagen PassatPeople researching a 2006 Volkswagen Passat contacted a dealer about

    Passat

    Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

    CarGurus has 21,187 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,700.

    ZIP:
    Have you driven a 2006 Volkswagen Passat?  
    Rank Your Car →