2008 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort Review
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    25

    Great Looking, Fast And Thanks To Turbo, Fuel Friendly! — Amazing car! Fast yet great on fuel thanks to the 2.0 Liter Turbo. Plenty of space, looks great and drives wonderful. It's quiet on the highway and the six speed tip-tronic with steering wheel paddles make it fun to drive. German engineering at its finest. Compliments are almost daily!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast yet great on gas!

    Cons: Can't think of a reason not to have it. For me, it's too much car to commute to work with.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux Review
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    A Very Nice Car — great car,interier is leather an looks very nice,has good power and does not consume too much diesel.Drove it max 250 kmh and the acceleration is very solid for that kind of weight.Quality is one of the best ive seen

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: speed,comfort,looks

    Cons: too big

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Review
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    Worst Car I've Ever Owned — After owning several Volvo Wagons, I though it time for a change. I went with my wife to a VW Dealership while she was looking for a new car. In the showroom was a brand new 2008 Passat Wagon. I was not really familiar with the model but once I sat in it, looked at the fit and finish, I was quite impressed. I took it for a test drive, and was even more impressed. The price was substantially lower than that of the Volvo. Now less than 2 years later, I can honestly say that it is without a doubt the worst car I have ever owned. It all started out last winter when the dealer installed a set of winter tires and rims. Immediately after driving it off the lot there was a tremendous amount of noise and vibration. After several trips back to the dealer and being told that this was normal for snow tires I went to another dealership. They said that the lug nuts were not correct for the rims - and oh by the way, your transmission has some play in it and we'll have to replace it - less than 30,000 kms. Went back to the dealership who installed the snows and they eventually changed the lug nuts, and put a new set of tires on the car. It was better, but there was still noise. In the spring I put the summer tires back on and had the car serviced. Again complained about the noise and vibration. According to the dealer - everything checks out. The noise is now getting unbearable. Took it back to the dealer. This time they replaced the wheel bearings. A little better, but not right. They are now saying it's uneven tire wear. The tires were not rotated properly! All service has been down on schedule by VW Dealers. Two weeks later I'm driving along the QEW in Toronto during rush hour and I loose all power. Of course I'm in the outside lane and because of the construction there is no shoulder to pull off on to. The car gets towed to my dealer and I am told that the driveshaft has failed - new driveshaft is installed. STILL NOT RIGHT. Everyone who gets into the car asked about the noise. Today I called VW Customer Service to express my concerns about the quality of the vehicle and was told that as long as the dealer was fixing the problems that there is nothing that they can do. The car now has 45,000 kms on it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great styling, very comfortable

    Cons: Poor drivetrain, very unreliable

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Review
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    Value For Money — The acceleration, braking and handling are great. Maneuverability is good. Only thing i find is not good in the car is, looks. They are now very outdated. Don't know why the Volkswagen people stick to "Under-stated Luxury". It surely is fun to drive. Feature rich.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a drivers car for sure. Zipppp !!

    Cons: Looks

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    Awesome — If you would like to learn more on this car you'd have to buy it because its one of the best looking most fun to ride in and its build is off the chain so go ahead and buy it

    Pros: Really nice looking and motor purs like a cat

    Cons: None

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort Review
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    Verry Good For 30,000 Dollars — great car but being the comfort it has a noticeable turbo lag and it dosent have all the gadgets that the modern driver has come to know and love but on the outher hand road trios are less of a bother with this car with its comfortable interior

    Pros: great value, great on gas, great proformince

    Cons: fun to drive, tiptronic  and comfortable inside

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Review
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    Skip The Bmw, Get The Passat... — I love this car since day 1, fast as fast can be. When the Turbo kicks in, it slams you in the seat and makes you think you not in a family car.. This is a must have car for any garage!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fast, sexy, comfortable

    Cons: none!

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux Review
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    I'm A V Dub Owner For Life Now !!!! — very fast ..... feels like a race car in sport mode ! after 22,000 miles the car has never been back to the dealer for anything!! built VERY well. on the highway at 65 to 70 mph the car got an amazing 36 mpg !!! ohio to florida on a tank and a half!! the best part about having this car ,,, the looks you get for the old guys in there new camaro's and challengers when you beat em from light to to light , or leave em in the dust on highway on ramps

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: why would you ever drive a honda or toyota when you can have a REAL car

    Cons: none

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux Review
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    This Car Is The Shnizzle... — The car is wonderful. The 2.0 turbo has great power for such a small powerplant in a pretty big car and if you keep your foot in check, the mileage surpasses what the estimates tell us. The trim is amazing and tight, and I have had zero problems at the 17,000 mile mark. Though I think the stock Passat is a bit boring looking in comparison to the new Toyota Camry's or Mazda 6's... Mine has a nice ground effects kit that makes it look like a Ferrari in comparison. No regrets whatsoever...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Mileage, Interior finish, comfort and performance.                                

    Cons: A little pricey and bland base styling.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort Review
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    Excellent, Go Buy It. — Excellent car, great cosy luxurious interio, great color, nice smooth drive with alloy rims and best stereo music. The gear shift is smooth and I enjoy it fully, Volkswagen is the best car ever, I am very happy about it, I love my car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The interior

    Cons: Nothing

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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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