2008 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat LuxReview
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    Volkswagen Passat Cc — I think it's a very elegant car, and has a gorgeous appearance!! But it's also a sport car, definetly it's an amazing car that mixes the sport and the luxury class! It has a sport biult, but in it has got a luxury stile! It's the car that i've ever wanted to have!

    Pros: It has all what I want in a car!

    Cons: It hasn`t got any!

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat TurboReview
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    Passat!!! — Great drive, well its German!! Pretty nice acceleration, well thats why the turbo is there!!! Nice accessories, great interior... Very comfortable... The maintenance is unexpectedly cheap, but honestly not made for the gulf!!! Mostly importantly its very safe, 10 airbags are more than enough... Buy it, bought it n never sellin it... :D

    Pros: Everything... :P

    Cons: Not for the gulf... !!!

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat KomfortReview
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    2008 Volkswagen Passat — Passat presents a comfortable and upscale cabin. Passats come very well equipped with safety features. Fuel economy ranges from very good. I love this car. Excellent build quality, comfortable, quiet, good MPG, and some really nice features.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat TurboReview
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    Not Your Typical Grocery Getter Any Longer!! — I think Volkswagen has finally got the kinks worked out of their cars. After owning many VW's, this newest generation has put the faith back into me. Now it's just time to spread the word. VW is Back Baby! And it's better and faster then ever before. Oh and it still gets a modest 30mpg

    Pros: The Passat has not lost it's touch with performance roots, even with a wagon. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for more space but doesn't want a Minivan or thirsty SUV

    Cons: Things that should be standard in this day and age and are not. Such as Bluetooth, Keyless access and start. Or even remote starters. I guess I don't have to much to complain about.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat LuxReview
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    A New Perspective Of An Old Model —

    Never knew how much a value-for-money proposition a German car could be. The 1.8T cost about the same as a Japanese Executive sedan, but with all the fancy gadgets and functions of a much more expensive German Saloon. Nothing to look at, but it is wonderful to be within. Soft touch materials abound, with a perfectly pleasant alcantara sports seat with electronic 12-way seat + 4 way lumbar adjustment for both front seats (3 memory settings for the driver's seat), automatic tilt down passenger mirror for parking, seats and mirror adjustments are tied in to the individual drivers' key fobs, which is also part of the keyless entry "kessy" start/stop engine ignition system. The electric auto dimming mirrors, electric rear window shade, electric parking brake, auto-hold brakes (no need to keep the brakes depressed at traffic lights) all make for a very pleasant affair. The 10 airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction and Stability Control, as well as the anti-whiplash head restraints, keep all occupants in a cocoon of safetiness. The auto-headlights, wipers, and intuitive controls all make it a better place for the driver who only has to concentrate on the traffic. And with digital radio as standard, the 6-cd in-dash MP3 player with 8 speakers definitely make it a wonderful place to relax as well. Illumintated vanity mirrors (for both the driver and the passanger), illuminated legwells, LED rear lights, adjustable headlamps and dashboard lights are something I did not expect.... Loads of interior space (one of the largest in this class), and a huge boot compliment an already very desirable car. And the VW Singapore experience is definitely second-to-none in the car industry here. I walked into the showroom to scratch a car off my list.... and ended up buying a car I never really considered in the first place.

    Pros: EVERYTHING... well almost

    Cons: No Aux connector for audio system. Not as quick as my previous car. Not as frugal as expected.

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    Excellent — My third Passat. Others...2001...2004 and now 2008..This one is the best.. From the heated front seats to the improved power band given by the 2.0 litre engine. I went with the 6 speed auto. New color...Moca brown... almost black.. So the base turbo model... is just about the perfect sedan...abs... stability control... airbags...all I need now are my trusted dunlop m3 tires..Thanks VW and to Palisades VW, NY.

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    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: all safety features... good power band on 2.0 litre engine

    Cons: trunk struts position should return to being on the outside  aka ..2004 model..why can't we have YELLOW/amber turn signal bulbs on rear lights, like they were in 2004 model.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat TurboReview
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    My New Passat Sw — I enjoy the interior and the styling. I enjoy the drive however it feels at high speed that the CV joint is not right. I am working with the dealer to figure it out...

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    Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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    Nice Power Band, Smooth Shifting, And Quality Inside And Out — This is my 3rd Passat and 3rd generation Passat, I have loved everyone. Of course this one is the best and I say that everytime. I have driven the BMW 330xi for compairson the BMW seems to have slightly more power, however it seems like the Passat has more room. The Passat wins for quality and price you really get what you pay for in this car. I know it is more expensive than the Honda Accord, however it just out classes it.

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat TurboReview
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    Honey, Please Let Me Drive Your Car. —

    My wife called me from the Volkswagon dealership to inform me that she was purchasing a new 2008 Passat, 2.0L Turbo. I had read about them and even suggested she look at one, so I was cool with that. I had no idea how cool car this is. I liked it from the minute I first saw it. It is smartly styled and a bit of chrome to add some punch. The Goodyears keep it planted and the tailights look expensive, which is what most vehicles will be looking at, as you pass them. The more I explored it, the more I liked it. The shift paddles and 6 speed tip-tronic transmission are the bomb. It takes full advantage of the 200hp under the hood. It is more fun to drive than the 2002MY Accord she traded in. After sunset you are delighted to a beautifully illuminated instrument cluster. If it weren't for the sunroof, I would only drive at night. There are enough storage compartments to get a squirrel through winter. Dial back the sunroof, pull up the window shades and play with the package containment system in the trunk and you will quickly realize that this vehicle was thought out well in advance and executely perfectly. When my wife went shopping for a new car that morning, I was fairly certain she would return with a new Accord. The fact is that she walked out of the Honda, Toyota and Pontiac dealerships before landing at VW. I am glad she did. I could not have picked out a better car myself. Check it out.

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    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4MotionReview
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    A Fun And Sylish Vehicle To Drive —

    Overall, this is more than adequate for my needs and makes the daily commute fun. It's a blast to drive on the highway and at night because of both external and internal lights. If I remember, I'll update this as my use increases and issues are encountered. Pros: User Interface: It looks great on the inside and out and has a lot of nice features which add both fun and functionality. The inside illuminates well at night and the displays are very readable. The owner's manual is pretty detailed but easy to follow, and walks you through the many useful features such as: remembering up to three driver settings that are keyed to the remote, lighting timing adjustments, lots of storage, etc. The controls are easy to use and are probably more than the average driver would make use of. Handling: It accelerates very nicely to the point you won't even feel like you're going as fast as you are so you'll have to watch your speedometer closer than normally. Braking was a little touchy at first but easy to adapt to. It's also extremely comfortable to drive in and has good leg/head space in the back, at least if you're 6' tall or shorter. It hugs the road very nicely and is very responsive to driver input. Sound: The sound system is great and I find myself having to turn down the volume most of the time, and the steering wheel controls are both convenient and safer to use than reaching down to adjust the cd manually. Cons: Handling: It can feel heavy when making turns and taking corners and can feel sluggish at low (apartment complex) speeds. Safety: Checking over your shoulder or through the rear window is hindered by the seats and it's difficult to set the side mirrors as far out to the side of the vehicle while keeping them parallel to the ground to give blind spot clearance. Interior Cleaning (speculative): I suspect that given the leather interior it would not be ideal for families with little kids as spills are bound to happen.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a nice combination of style, comfort, and user-friendly that makes driving fun.

    Cons: Fuel cost:
    I've only had it for a few days but premium gas is recommended and can be costly. I put in $25 bucks at slightly less than 1/4 tank and only got up to a little  less than 3/4. I'm guessing a full tank fill up would cost upwards of $50. Time to renew that Costco membership.

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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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