2006 Volkswagen Passat Top Comparisons

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
Nicki writes:
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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

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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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2006 Volkswagen PassatReview
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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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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TReview
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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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2006 Volkswagen Passat Value EditionReview
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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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High value, comfort, clean styling and very safe. Highly recommend. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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R Line is a good value. 2900 mile trip and averaged 34 mpg. Features are okay. USB for CarPlay is in a bad place because it is in the bottom of a tray pointing up and catches all the small particles ... Read More

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