2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon User Reviews
- $6,308 - $7,705
- No trim specified for this review
- 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.
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