2006 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
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    The Good And The Bad About A Passat —

    i bought an 06 passat in december 07 with just over 20,000 miles for 19K. The cars exterior is excelent looking and the interior is sophicated and good looking as well, i personally like the blue gauges. it is comfortable to drive, quiet and but the driver seat is lacking in lateral support especially in rather spirited driving. The performance is pretty good for a 4 banger thanks to help from a small turbo. The suspension is tight and does not budge oven through high speed corners. There is nothing lacking in the breaks aswell. From a dig the acceleration is lacking halfway through first because of the time it takes the turbo to spool but it will snap through 2nd and 3rd in no time at all the feeling of acceleration last from 2nd through all the way through 4th but after that it hits the speed limiter at 130. The build quality is a little suspet but afterall it is a volkswaggen. The car did need repairs but nothing major. todate just a window circut board, a new cd player (it was a factory recall), and a broken weld connecting down pipes to teh cat backs. the only thing i can complain about is the transmission will go into a limp mode if it is pushed too hard. The gas is cheap because it is a 4 cylender engine but volkswaggen needs to loose the premium only tag. overall it is a fun car to drive and you look good driving it. you cant put a price on appearance.

    Pros: fun to drive, preformance and sophiciation

    Cons: maintenace, premium only, and a limp mode

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6LReview
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    Passat - A Complete Review — It is da best car in its class wid an amazin pickup nd acceleration. U don need 2 worry abt da breaks nd handlin cuz they r volks-made. It needs occassional maintenance like ny other car. Da interiors r kinda ok. But da loophole is that its hard 2 customize.

    Pros: pickup, handlin

    Cons: noise

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    Passat 2.0tdi Sports — Good quick reliable car. Build quality is not as good as previous models - a few more rattles than there should be. I have the 2.0 Tdi sports model which holds the road pretty well.

    Pros: Excellent road holding

    Cons: NVH is poor

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
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    Volkswagen Passat - Loyal Owner — Love my Passat. Comfortable and fun to drive - road trips are great. Only problem: uses premium gas! Yikes! $4.39 a gallon here in Michigan. Great car overall - would recommend highly.

    Pros: Performance, handling, fit and finish

    Cons: Uses premium gas

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    Me My Car And I! — My car: New VW Passatt Sport 160 CDTI Love the performance, handling responsiveness and the aesthetics. Very fun to drive! Build quality - it's German, its excellent....say no more! Good MPG for a big car, around 42MPG!

    Pros: The looks, all the gadgets and it fits the golf clubs nicely

    Cons: £70 to fill the tank, loads of beeps n bongs

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    Good Ride — The discount edition of luxury saloons. The Diesel engine makes it a bit slow at the top but with a good torque. The look of the car is average since it has steel rims, but the chrome trim makes it look quite luxurious. Handling is what you can expect from a such heavy car.

    Pros: Torque and the chrome trim

    Cons: Steel rims and slow engine

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
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    Just What You Can Expect From Vw — Im going to keep things short and simple. Its a fun car to drive and is one of the best cars you can get for the price. VWs seem to be reliable in general but tend to have little things here and there that need to be fixed (at random, even for low mileage). Hopefully the pros and cons will tell you what you really need to know.

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:11,000

    Pros: - Engine has decent amount of power (200hp)
    - Transmission (6-Speed manual or automatic)
    - Road noise fairly quiet
    - Steering response
    - Gas Mileage
    - Comfortable
    - Many safety features
    - Trunk space

    Cons: - Rough idle at times
    - Premium gas recommended
    - No standard heated side mirrors

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L 4MotionReview
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    Good But Could Do Better... — Buy one new but I would think twice about getting a used one, could turn into a real money pit. If you must get the 4motion 2.0TDI

    Pros: Versatility, 4motion, tons of kit as standard. Comfortable ride, good handling. Swiveling xenon headlights are superb. Easy to drive. Seats great. Load of space

    Cons: DSG slow to respond during changing from forwards / reverse etc. Magnetic park brake is a pain. ESP has a fault which affected the brakes whilst traversing dipping roads. Car arrived with rough paintwork, rectified by dealer at no cost. Electric windows developed gremlins, would open by themselves. Parking brake would stick occasionally

    Build quality average.  Thirst 12+ ltrs/100km, in town expect around 15 ltrs/100km

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6LReview
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    Great Car Overall, Miserable Resale Value. — The 3.6 engine makes the car fly, but as a result handling can be tricky at time. The vehicle has a lot of thoughtful touches, and nice fit and finish. Very spaciious and for the weight and engine still gives respectable mileage. Then again, most of the miles driven are highway, so I may have a skewed opinion.

    Pros: Size, performance, fit and finish.

    Cons: Michelin tires they equipped the vehcile with. They're performance tires that easily damage. Had to replace one tire at 2500 miles, a second at 15000 miles after merely hitting a pot hole. Michelin and the tire dealer don't see a problem, but in discussing with Auto Dealer, they noted the tires were horrible. Finally, although rated "A" for traction, they're aweful on any amount of snow. Can you say sled?

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
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    A Mixed Review For A Mixed Car... — This was a great car.... MINE wasn't. It was deemed a Lemon after being in the shop for 35 days. The engine bulkhead was leaking, electric problems galore, water/mold problems everywhere....it was a nightmare. We refer to it as "DAMIEN"

    Pros: Ride, Acceleration, Handling

    Cons: TOO MUCH.

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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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