2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
There are 6 user reviews for the 3.6L 4Motion trim shown below
- Fast, sexy, reliable, powerful, good control, good price.
- Parts are expensive
Purchased As Used
When i was looking into buying this car i thought reviews were helpful, so here is mine.
I bought it with 75k miles aprox, and i was concerned because most cars deteriorate rapidly after 100k. (gotta replace a bunch of stuff) Well, 13 months later im up to 107k and it just runs great. My dad had a new one and mine runs just like his. So that is impressive. Appearance: it is beautiful, great design, inside and out. Only thing i dont like is it doesnt have an AUX input. Comfort: took it from dallas to orlando and the seats were just great! It had racing seats so its not like sitting on a pillow but a semi-snug comfy chair. It is very reliable. One thing: people would tell me maintenance is expensive. I didnt really think it could be that bad... Ok, oil change is 87usd at least for all synthetic. Headlight died, 150usd for bulb alone plus 300 to get the dealer to replace it. I tried myself but you have to take the bumper to change it... So, excellent car, but be mindful of parts and labor.
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- Wagons are soooo sexy, super comfortable, love the ride + overall feel!
- Some interior creaking out in back and around door pillars
I loved my 01 wagon so much I had to buy another. I ended up looking for V6 primarily due to the glowing reviews it got from consumer reports those being safety and more importantly initial/short term reliability as well as projected long term reliability(?). The 2.0T rated below average in reliability ratings per consumer reports. Honestly I'm surprised the two would be that much different. Seeing as though its all based on consumer feedback maybe there's been alot more 2.0Ts sold than 3.6s.
I'm happy that the v6 uses a timing chain and not a belt ($1,000 service). This car even with 4motion is doing way better than advertised on gas mileage. During break in I've been getting 30-31 on the highway. I dont drive fast I keep it around 70. Surprising.
This wagon gets 3 stars for value, I have a base 3.6 4 motion and thus far the only bad things I can say is that for $34,000 sticker a leather wrapped steering wheel would have been nice. I'll put up with the pleather seats cause they are really nice, but aside from sunroof and premium stereo it otherwise is no different inside than a 25,000 base model. I miss my heated seats but I dont think I'd trade the sirius radio for them.
Compared to my old wagon 1.8T fwd, the 2007 seats are more comfortable but the new seats dont pump down nearly as far... bummer...that I miss but I'm getting use to it. I'm 6'3" and sometimes I feel like the rear view mirror is in the way granted I feel like that with most cars, but not my old wagon. Its a louder car, mine has goodyears and they make some noise, wind noise on the highway seems louder too. Not quite as quiet with the sunroof open either.
Also the radio is further away from my comfortable seating position. My last wagon had steering wheel controls for the radio this one does not. The older one I ended up not using them because it was just as comfortable for me to use the actual radio controls. With the new cockpit, personally I would have liked the steering wheel controls....read morehide
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- Performance, looks, qulaity
- Ugly wheels, no radio channel presets on steering wheel
Unbelievable that the steering wheel radio channel selection button only scrolls through all channels, and not your preselected channels. Unexpected limitation on a car of this standard?? This alone reason for me to change cars as soon as possible.
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- Satellite radio, great creature comforts, large and functional trunk space
- Electronic throttle has a short delay which is difficult to predict in low gear.
This car is a blast to drive. This thing is a screamer. 0-60 in under 6 sec. and has great torque to pass anything on the highway. It has a great exhaust note when you are on the gas which adds to the excitement. The only other real comparison to this motor is the turo motor in the older Audi Allroad....read morehide
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- comfort ,fit and finish,value,power,all wheel drive
- ride could be a tad softer,the radio could have better sound
My experience was similar to Mr Schendel's. Living in Vermont I needed an awd wagon. SUV's were out because they are too truck like.My wife has a 2006 Honda CRV SE and she can have it!!! I checked out the Audi A4 and A6 wagons and decided one was too small and expensive and the other(A6) was perfect but way to costly.My choice came down to the BMW325ix and the Passat4 motion.I loved the BMW but an automatic was expensive and BMW dealers wont deal. Despite what Car and Driver said recently about the new v6 Passat being overpriced I was able to buy my 2007 4motion wagen which had an msrp of $36,480 for $33,290 thats less than invoice and the price included doc fees.So now Im driving a fabulous car with the "luxury 1" package and Im totally satisfied.This car has a substantial amount of power,its quite comfortable and I drove it home from the dealer on serpintine Vermont roads doing about 50 ...55 mph and got 30 mpg.One thing that bothers me I searched all over upper New England for a Granite green with tan interior and they dont exist here yet. Only silver, black, or blue granite.Life is tough!!!!...read morehide
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- Power with excelent fuel economy & adding luxury package #1 adds to a long list of std eqmt
- At 6 ft 6 in tall the headroom is a little tight, engine noise a bit noticable with stereo off
After waiting what seemed like and eternity for the roll out of this model it was WELL WORTH THE WAIT. I compared this vehicle to its cousins the Audi A4 & A6 Avant. The A4 was a bit smaller than the Passat but had a more stylish interior and slightly higher price for the AWD model. The A6 was a better fit and had luxury thoughout and a price to match. The last car I compared it to was the BMW 325xi. This car had the smallest feel to it and with a sport suspension the ride was a bit stiff. The Passat offered the highest horsepower at 280 of all the cars I test drove and has compairable mpg to all the models except the A6 which was lowest at 26 hwy. With Luxury package #1 added to the Passat it inhanced an already long list of standard equipment with dual front power & heated seats with 3 memory presets for driver and side mirrors, dual climate control, premium leather. I have this car in Granite Green with Biege interior and added after market window tinting and it makes for a stylish Euro sport wagan. The Passat has a comfotable ride with percise handling and lots of get up and go. I attended both the Orange County & L.A. Auto shows and narrowed my list to the 4 cars mntioned in this review, test drove all of them, with the Passat being last due to its SLOW market arrival. With taxes and licensing and a buyers program it was out the door at just over 39K. I did my homework and feel that this car best suited my needs and am very happy with my decision....read morehide
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