2006 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    55

    Passat 1.9tdi — Fantastic car. It only has 105bhp but delivers it surprisingly well. Off the line it keeps up the best of them and even though it is a diesel it sounds pretty sweet. The build quality is of the usual Germanic standard and will still be as tight and surefooted in years to come as it is now. Has some pretty cool tricks and toys on it even though it is the entry level model, like: The boot and electric windows can be operated from the remote fob which looks pretty trick when you are standing away from the car. The handbrake is electric! It is just a button on the dashboard so the space in between the seats is purely for the gearstick and storage compartments. Even better, it automatically releases itself when you move away so no need to rev the nuts off it when doing hill starts.

    Pros: Looks more expensive than it is, real road presence

    Cons: The speakers are a bit crap but adequate

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat Review
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    Reliable, Solid Long Distance Car — Very good reliable car with good VW build quality. Very big inside, far bigger than Audi A4.

    Pros: VW quality

    Cons: Bit boring and lacks a bit of grunt

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Good Looks, Power, Features For A Price Thats Hard To Match. — Parents car. Being a german car, the Passat of course has a ton of features you just won't find on other cars in its class. Love the 2.0T and even the DSG transmission. Prefer the manual, but its still pretty impressive. Love the blue and red dash light combo! The Dynaudio system is great, but unfortunately ours did not come with the aux input. This would be the only major flaw in a time where all cars are starting to adopt this feature for mp3 players. Good interior space, and a HUGE trunk. She feels a little long sometimes, but drives very smooth and stable. I'm not huge on the whole safety thing, but she has a ton of safety features.

    Pros: Good looks inside and out, great features for the price, fast for its weight and class, great audio system, very safe and reliable.

    Cons: A little portly, DSG is still a automatic to me and just can't keep me from wanting a manual, maint. costs can be pricey, the rear shelf behind the back seats can be a real pain to keep clean because of its material.

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L 4Motion Review
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    Sublime — its very handy in all situations, huge trunk, and great performance and sound!

    Pros: space, pace, sound, tech

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L Review
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    An Enigma — Loved it when it worked, disappointed in build quality, though.

    Pros: FASTFASTFAST!  Comfortable.  Customisable.

    Cons: Always in the shop...first VW to disappoint me.

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Best Family Sedan Around — Love this car. Handles great, very positive driver input. Steering is very true and positive. Seats are comfortable for long trips. Acceleration is great when the turbo kicks in. No issues passing. Drives like it's barely breathing at 75 mph all day. Great family sedan with split rear seats that fold down to provide plenty of storage space for those occasional trips to Home Depot.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very reliable, no major issues.  Nice ride and love the Sirius radio.

    Cons: Volkswagen parts can be a bit pricey if you need to replace original equipment

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Review
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    Good Family Car — Great car, overall. Performance, fuel economy., reliability, good looks all the things you want in a moderately priced car. It's holding up well. I just hit 130K. The turbo really gives the car the legs it needs when it's called for. I love the manual mode shifting. Some of the features like the automatic brake hold are great when you're on a "snail trail" in Branson with the family.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Repairs have been minimal.  Major repairs were under warranty.  I've probably spent 1800 in repairs and maintenance in the last two years; the timing belt and water pump maintenance were the biggest part of that.  Still feels like a new car, though.  Everyone's always amazed at how many miles it's got on it.

    Cons: Rubberized coating on handles and power option buttons bubbles and comes off.  Replaced some under warranty.

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    2006 Volkswagen Passat Review
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    Very Dissapointing!! Great To Drive...when It Was Acutally Going!! — Excellent performance for a family car. Amazing torque!! Even has great acceleration in 6th gear. Mine can slide a wee bit in the wet. Decent fuel economy if driven sensibly. Build quality...mmmm will reserve judgement at the moment. Had a few electrical problems (all seem common on Passat B6) still cant find the annoying rattle from dash! Terrible reliability problems. Lots of poorly finished interior trim. Graphite Blue, 2.0tdi Sport with 18inch alloys....looks good though!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast but frugal, great looking family car!!

    Cons: Electronic parking brake!!!! Very unreliable. Poor build quality in cabin!!

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    My Passat <3 — First off, I have to say this is my favorite car I have owned yet. The acceleration on the car is smooth and quick and if you want to add a little boost, just snap it over into the Tiptronic mode for a little more control on when the transmission shifts. But my favorite thing about the car has to be its styling.

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

    Pros: Pretty much everything!

    Cons: I would have to say the only thing that sucks about the car is that it did not come with a sunroof even though it has all the other bells and whistles!

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    Not A Family Car — We had the car for a month! Yes, one month! I have three kids and this is NOT a kid friendly vehicle. The headliner started falling down, I had to have the water pump replaced in the first week, the buttons on the radio and door controls are all peeling. My son whose two and a half sometimes kicks the back of the seat and managed in a months time to start peeling the plastic on the back of the seat. The step panels just inside the rear doors have started to rip apart. I decided to sell the car while there was still equity in it and purchased a Durango which my kids can freely beat up. If you're single and not a teen or college kid, married without kids and or elderly, this could be a good car for you. It has 75k miles on it when I bought it and 76k when I sold it. Purchased for 10k, trade in 7.5k.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Punchy 2.0 turbo. Roomy cab. Good storage.

    Cons: Repairs cost as much as higher dollar luxury cars
    Cheap interior.

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    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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