2006 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 51 2006 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    25

    Dope — the 2.0t i think is a really great sports sedan at an truly great price. its not an M3 or some supercar, but it is quick. the only thing i dislike is the front wheel drivetrain. other than that, everything is superb for a car in that price range.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: appearance

    Cons: front wheel drive

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Good Big Comfortable Estate If Only It Was Put Together Better — The car is good looking and gives people a shock when the 197bhp is unleashed especially as, being automatic it is seamless. Terrible service from Oswestry dealer who sold the car Wrexham VW have worked hard to put this right. Leather interior is comfortable and the heated seats the best I've ever had. The car had 17 warranty faults and another one within a month of the warranty end. Tcar is an Estate and is a nice place to be but very dissappointed with faults and Oswestry dealer

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Quick, quiet, comfortable

    Cons: sad to have spent all this Money to have so many faults

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat Review
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    Lemmon — Quirky electrical problems FOB got stuck 2x Replaced both coils (required towing ) Car would'nt shift after stopping at drive thru coffee shop. >required towing Intake flap motor required adjustment All the above were covered by warranty The past few weeks,car out of warranty 66,00 miles. Flap motor replace for 500 dollars. Car still has issues brought back to dealer. Fuel regulator or cam shaft may need to be replaced. 800 for fuel regulator 1700 for cam shaft . Dealer mentioned flap motor may have masked the cam or fuel regulator problem. Dealer and VW say sorry,can't help !! Flap motor replaced

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles and rides great

    Cons: Over engineered to many problems

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Has A Few Small Flaws But Makes You Forgett Them As You Drive The Car Around. — Good looking and really comfortable car he has the extra power you need but you always want a little more when your on the highway the car is really fun to drive and has good gas mileage for a 200 hp car. He changed my thoughts about VW Passat who I thought was a family car.

    Pros: Really suprises you.

    Cons: Minor anoyances

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Chubs — It has a tendency to shift hard: transmission is worrying me. It handles pretty well. The lock and window controls on the doors are peeling. The center arm rest/console kinda bothers me, you have to open it all the way just to close it. I love the way it looks, inside and out. The buttery beige leather is awesome. I suppose gas mileage is decent...

    Pros: It's fun to drive, zippyish.

    Cons: The radio is kinda sucky and I wish the engine had more 'purr' to it...

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat Review
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    Vw Passat 2,0t Highline - Family Limo — I had the 2,0 Turbo charged 200 hp engine (engine of the year it it's class 2006) with all the goodies VW can provide. Leather/alcantar seats - 6-disc CD. Remote controled heater (THAT one I miss). Nice but noicy.

    Pros: Performence and space

    Cons: Road noice

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Passat 2.0 — The Passat's 4 cylinder engine is strong and acceleration and pickup were impressive. The Passat moves in and out of traffic with ease and braking is great as well. The body is solid and the cabin is quiet even at high RPMs. The re- designed front end looked good as do the LED taillights. The controls and gauges could appear to be difficult to use and read, but with practice, I would imagine they become simple.

    Pros: Performance, Build Quality

    Cons: Controls and Gauges, Mirrors

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Family Euro Gti — The reason it has a bad reliability reputation is because many mechanics dont know how to fix it, like the air conditionning vents. It is the cost efective Audi. It is fun to drive while in Sports mode the most!

    Pros: Fast, and quite modifiable!

    Cons: many mechanics dont know how to fix it

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L Review
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    Vw Passat 06 (new Purchase) — If this car hadn't been in the shop 8 times in the first year and a half, I would probably love it. I think that says it all. Problems: Adaptive Headlights, Push Button Parking Break, Side Airbag Sensors, Transmission, I think that's all.... In the shop for 28 days on for one issue. Thank god for the warranty.

    Pros: Looks pretty when parked.

    Cons: Doesn't look pretty when parked at the shop.

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Nice Dependable Car — I like all the cubby holes and the umbrella holder...and it is rather powerful for such a wimpy engine. The mileage is great-I get around 30 mph in town, and 35-36 on the interstate. It is not as fun to drive as a V-6 or V-8, but the gas mileage makes up for that negative.

    Pros: Dependability, many extras

    Cons: Not power seating on passenger side, other German quirkiness

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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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 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

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