2008 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    Awesome And Clean — I bought this car after having a 5 series BMW, and I have to say I was pretty impressed with how it drove and how comfortable it was. I was of course nervous it would be a nori bile downgrade, but it really wasn't. The car was originally for just me and my at the time 3 year old son, it worked for us until we expanded our family by two. This passat will definitely be missed if we get lucky enough to get it sold.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great reliable good looking car!

    Cons: Not big enough for a family if 4, with two car seats.

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    Sporty, Fun To Drive Family Car, Solid German Engineering —

    We bought the 2008 Lux Waggon, which is a 4 cylinder, 2.0L Turbo engine with 6 speed tiptronic transmission, Front wheel drive with 18" alloy wheels. The Car is sporty, handles and accellerates well, yet gets good fuel economy on Premium (91 octane minumum required). The VW Passat is essentially the Audi A4 on a stretched fame, but without the added cost. The features of the vehicle leave nothing to be desired, yet do not overwhelm the senses and tend to melt into the background allowing you to focus on the road. I am not a professional or trained mechanic, but I have found I am capable of doing most of my owe vehicle maintenance if I have the right set of tools and instructions. I was dissapointed when I bought the VW and found out that the manufacturer did not produce a maintenance manual available to the public. I believe aftermarket publications are now available, but I don't appreciate the manufacurer trying to corner the market on maintenance. The oil change intervals are 10k miles I believe and require synthetic lubricants only, but typically I only use synthetics in all my engines and vehicles now. Synthetics lubricants are much more affordable when you buy the non-brand names and perform the labor yourself.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun to Drive, Sporty, Great Fuel Economy, Turbo Power, Superb Handling, Long maintenance intervals, Intuitive electronics and features melt away improving the driving experience.

    Cons: Premium Fuel, not DIY Maintenance friendly (cannot purchase shop manual from VW)

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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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