2012 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat S w/ Appearance Review
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    Knocked My Socks Off!! — I just purchased a new 2012 VW Passat! It was a totoal impluse purchase on the way to the Toyota dealer to look at the new Camry. One drive and I was completly impressed by the ride, quality, and price. What you get for the price puts this in comparison with BMW 5 series and Lexus. The quality and features are outstanding, hopefully the reliability is there down the road. I have always avoided the 1st production year of a new design, but I could'nt pass on the Passat. I got mine for $23, 222 after having to bury back in $800 on my 2006 Sonata, but I it was worth it. I did get to go driove the 2012 Camry and while it's a very nice car, to get the features I have on the Passat I would of had to spend another $5k. This is my 1st VW purchase and I am very impressed with not only the car, but the dealer. There was very little pressure when I said I could make a deal until I drove the Accord and the Camry. They said "no problem, we're not worried, you will be back", and I was back, within an hour after driving them both. VW is on a mission to win market share and they needed a mid size family to do it. With the new 2012 Passat they are on the way, one convert at a time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very solid feeling car, excelent standard features for amid size car in this price bracket.  The voice activated Bluetooth is outstanding, the base audio system is very impressive.  The interior room is amazing, so much more room than a Camry or Accord.  Ride and handling are impressive and so very quiet ont the freeway.  Free maintenance for 3 years/36,000 is very nice.

    Cons: Nothing yet, I have less than 50 miles on the car.  I am a little concerned about the reliablity of a 1st year production on a completly new design, but I will give them the benifit  at this point.

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE Review
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    Blue Motion 1.6 Deisel Engine Is Built For Economy And Not For Performance — On the plus side this is a well equiped car; good levels of refinement and spec is better than competitors. Build quality appears good and fuel economy is astonishing. I would say that mine has the 1.6 Blue Motion diesel engine and it is built for economy and not for performance - lacks power and does not inspire confidence when pulling out into trafic on the motorway etc - 2.0 unit is supposed to be much better!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Clean lines and nice syling make it stand out

    Cons: Car is under-powered given its size and weight

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat SE V6 w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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    Solid Family Car — 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 head room (Im 5'10" ) is not comfortable for me and I have trouble getting in and out the passenger side. The driver's side is not problem for me and it fits my wife like a glove. I am still impressed by how roomy the car is and the cargo capacity. We can fold down the rear seats and it fits sports equipment with ease.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Roomy in back seat area for kids. Handling is very good. Despite write ups about breaking system (slow to break) my wife has had no problems.

    Cons: The trunk release system is a bit tricky and I think took complicated

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    Great Value And Sexy!! — There is not too much not to like about this vehicle, all of its reviews and receive 5 stars for just about every category.the car is one of the most cleanest emissions vehicles in the country let alone the world world.And at 32 miles per gallon what's not to love about that

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Beautiful car great handling and gas mileage.

    Cons: No known negatives

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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

    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

    2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    My Impression Of Her Has Declined Steadily. By Steve2xsv

    Timing belt at 70k, sewing machine idle. Turbo is nice but I stepped out of an E-class Mercedes. It's gotten too small for two growing boys and their accoutrement. Performs well in snow with proper ... Read More

    Audi Styling & Handling At Vw Pricing. By skyhawk182

    Couldn't be happier with the Passat Wagon. Large storage use, handles like a dream and wonderful styling inside and out (but of course the 2012 version has been dummied down to look and drive like a ... Read More

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