2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
There are 3 user reviews for the GLS TDI trim shown below
- great handling, lots of oomph, unbelievable gas mileage
love my Passat diesel wagon-best thing since sliced bread. I used to drive a SUV and this is way better. Not at par with my roadster but as close a second as any car can be.
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- Fuel economy, nicely accessorized, A/C great in 110 degrees
- Sitting much lower than my SUV experience
I haven't had this car long enough to have any major problems, so let's say the jury is still out. But I have noted no issues with fit, finish or mechanical. That said, my fuel economy to date is excellent (low 30's combined local streets and highway while still in break in mode). I must say that the A/C cools this car down wonderfully even at our current 110 temps in Phoenix -- every bit as well as my 2003 Honda Pilot did, although I would like rear seat ducts. I chose this vehicle over a Hybrid for a variety of reasons, like never having to replace a horrendously expensive battery pack, a price that isn't outrageoulsy above the price of a conventional gasoline vehicle, excellent fuel economy and diesel technology that has been here and will remain for decades. Acceleration is definitely adequate to my tastes, but I am no floor it and go driver. It is intersting to see the automatic MPG sensor read over 40 MPG when cruising at 75 MPH on the freeway. I am still adjusting to the "low rider" feel of this vehicle after years of SUV driving. I sit lower than my girlfriend's Camry and that will take some getting used to, but it is comfortable. The vehilce is also pretty quiet, a big plus for me. I think my evaluation of vehicle appearance is partly driven by how low the vehicle sits....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy (Diesel engine), extensive list of standard features, safety
Very well built car, both exterior and interior are impecable. It comes with front, side, and side-curtain airbags standard.
If you are in the market for a good looking, safe family car, make sure you test drive a Passat Wagon. I don't doubt that Toyotas and Hondas are equally good cars, but I hate the fact that the roads are absolutely saturated with them. The Passat wagons (especially TDIs) are fairly rare, and I love the fact that I drive a good looking, safe car, that stands out (in a good way, as opposed to a Pontiac Aztek king of way...)...read morehide
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