2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
There are 4 user reviews for the VR6 4Motion trim shown below
- comfort, appearance
- fuel economy, cant take offback headrests to accomodate carseats,
Good car, however Dealer service dept are TERRIBLE
Sometime with a fast acceleration, the transmission jumps to the next gear. Service Says there is nothing wrong, however they test drive at max speed 30mph.
the car has also been making an intermittent whine/scheech noise wihile coasting in traffic. After 4 visits, service cant figure it out.
for the past 2 months, it squeals during a sharp left turn into a parking spot. A new wheelwell was ordered but dont think it will solve the problem.
I do mostly city driving and get 17-18mpg which is not much better than our jeep...read morehide
5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Safety, comfort, smooth drive, attractive
I have the 2003 Passat but wanted to pass along that this is a great car in general. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The 4-Motion in my car does cut down on trunk space and lowers the mileage I get on fuel, but it was a trade-off for me. I'm originally from the NE and driving on snow and ice was not fun. Prior to buying my Passat, I had a Jeep which fishtailed on the oil-residued streets of Los Angeles in rainstorms. Since owning my Passat, that hasn't happened even once (when we've actually had rain) and I drive it to Northern California in winter weather with confidence. As well, my Mercedes and Lexus-driving parents love my car. My mother sits in the back seat when visiting and continues to be amazed that there's more room back there than in her Mercedes. Every person who has taken my car for a spin or driven with me has commented on what a great drive it is -- perhaps because, typically, this kind of feel has been reserved for the more expensive German-engineered vehicles. The first year I had my Passat, I was hit from behind while at a stoplight. I was hit so hard that I thought the back-side of my car was smashed to pieces. To my amazement, there was very little damage (Appxly $3500, which, these days is nothing). And, my injuries would have been a lot worse than they were (some lower back issues that, now, are non-existent). I can also speak highly of the break action. In order to avoid being pushed into the Range Rover in front of me, I pushed my hardest on the break pedal upon impact and barely budged. My Passat is very special to me. So, even though I have a 2003, I'm sure Volkswagen only continues to make a better and better vehicle and I highly recommend checking out the 2008....read morehide
10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fit and finnish, style. Lots of power. This car is a sleeper with the 3.6
- None yet.
A lot of reviews say the price is too steep. I dont think so 'cause with all the options maxed out is still is less than other cars that are similarly equipt. before buying i needed a all wheel drive sedan. i was looking at an A6 3.2 quattro or the Passat 4motion. the VW was more powerful, equipt to kill, and CHEAPER! to me that's a no brainer. I have Audi's for a long time and i love them, but the price seems to be creeping to high. The passat is a great replacement for my 02 A6. and the 4motion works great in conjunction with the traction control (which could be turned off). And in a straight line the car is super fast, i can blow the doors off all the competition (Maxima, Camry, and Accords can't touch this!)
I never had a problem with the passat yet. i do know that VW/Audi's have a bad rep when it comes to reliablity....read morehide
27 out of 32 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great sporty ride for hiway, and comfort for city streets. And cool push button ignition.
Great car to get if you like making your neighbors jealous. Every thing about this car is every thing you would want in a car and more. Nav sys leather and great interior styling. Everything just flows together.
30 out of 34 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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