2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
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- Good fuel economy
- Car feels hollow and I question durability
We purchased a new Passat because the lease on our 04 sedan was up. We thought we'd spring for the extra utility and went with a new wagon.
We instantly liked the extra room and took a trip to Disneyworld over spring break when the kids were out of school. On the way, my message center told me to stop the car. We pulled over and got out and nothing seemed wrong. I reasoned it was a glitch and got back on the highway and started driving.
Just after we hit the middle of nowhere, the radio stopped working. Then a headlight blew out. We took the car to a dealership in Jacksonville and spent an unexpected night in a pretty city. I was kind of let down because I like the car, it drives pretty well (brakes are not great) and is really nice, if not a little hollow feeling compared to my 04.
So I spoke with the service manager and took a liking to him. I asked if electrical problems are common on the new Passats, and he said he's always working on them. He replaced the stereo and a servo? or something and put in a new headlight bulb.
He told me he loves the car but the problems customers have had with them disappoints him. Is my love affair with this car premature? To be continued in another 5,000 miles....
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