2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
There are 12 user reviews for the Turbo trim shown below
- Ride handling, Fuel economy, Great design
- Rattling,Wind noise, unreliability
I have owned my 07' passat wagon for the past 24 months. Initially the car was great for about a week before the trips to the dealership started. This car has one of the worst reliability for the amount it costs to own one. Let me list all the problems that I have encountered.
a) Screw loose behind the CD player, trip to dealer.
b) Rear passenger door seals broke and started rattling.
c) Sunroof slider rattles. Problem broken slider shipped.
d) Left driver door seals broke
e) driver door seals broke
f) Front passenger door seals broke
g) Rear ac vents rattle
h) 2 safety recalls
i) All of the door rubber seals now creak and groan during slow speeds
j) The entire front panel has rattles on and off
This car is nothing but trouble. To add insult to injury I have to pay for service to fix the rattles. If you would like to get carried away with performance and looks and throw you money away this is the car for you. If not steer clear and go look for something else....read morehide
10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel economy(premium fuel), door piller location for tall drivers,fit and finish.
Paint on this 2008 noy nearly as good as my 2003. Noticed under the hood that the paint is dull and not clear coated like it was on my 2008. Many more openings is sheet metal and not as tight as my 2003 VW Passat. Makes me kind of sorry that I traded my 2003, it was a much better made auto. My 2003 felt like a much more expensive european car than this one. Exterior paint was nicer and interior materials were better on the 03. looks like some corporate suits had the boys at the factory cut as many corners as they could to make more profits. I really thought VW was above doing that....read morehide
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good looking car, decent MPG, interior room
- Poor reliability - lots of problems
Our Passat Wagon 2.0 Turbo has been towed back to the dealer four times. Four times, really. It has stalled while we were going 60 mph on the freeway, twice. It has stalled in the middle of intersections. Three weeks ago it died while going up a hill, a huge grinding sound and boom, dead. Towed back to the dealer. That time? The entire air conditioning system died and disabled the car. We've had nothing but problems with this car. It's unreliable, plain and simple. Our suspension has also gone out as the other reviewer denoted....read morehide
5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great gas mileage and performance feels like a 6 c
- noise from center dash when cold
I traded in a Suv for this wagon.. and could not be happier..
It does it all for me pleanty of room to move stuff with the seats down.. great for vacations.. looks very nice
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, reliable, great-looking car
- a bit of turbo lag
We love this wagon! We also own a Passat sedan and will definitely stick with VW in the future. The feel of this car is comparable to that of a much pricier luxury vehicle. It's solid and handles great, especially around corners. I know there have been complaints about the reliability of this model, but our 2007 has 35,000 miles and no major problems to note!...read morehide
6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Everything is well done in this car - a great package even at the lowest model
A great car , great quality , great value. Love my 08 passat Wagon Turbo - my 6th VW
8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good interior room, nice styling
- Breaks down a lot
We purchased this car 26 mos. ago and have 34k miles on it. It's a 2007 model. We have owned a lot of new cars but this one has been an eye opener. The suspension has gone out, belts have broken, mysterious sounds have rattled until the car didn't work any longer, etc. We are looking forward to the lease ending on this as it is far from reliable. We've owned other VWs with no similar problems but this one has been so riddled with problems we're going to look to another manufacturer for our next car....read morehide
6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Power. Smoothness. Economy. Interior and Exterior Design.
This car is unmatched in the marketplace. The 2008 Passat is an incredible piece of engineering. We love our wagon! How can they do it for only $28k? We have owned dozens of cars. This is the finest real-world automobile we have ever lived with.
9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Love it
- Hate it
Love / hate relationship. Love the way it drives, handles, stops, looks. I hate the sqeaks, endless rattles, suspension moaning on cool mornings, noises that come and go from nowhere .... my second Passat and likely my last. When you buy a new car - it shouldn't sound like it's 10 years old. Very poor body integrity. Also have a 07 Audi A3 that is rock solid, fun to drive, fast, economical .... VW group knows how to build a car - they just don't know how to build a Passat :(...read morehide
8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great car overall...
- Not much
I really satisfied my passat. It's a wonderful machine. However, the service of flow motor in Winston salem was not quite good. We selected car and added option based on what the dear mentioned. I was really interested in 17 inch wheels so I double checked with dealer for the wheel. When the car came out the wheel was 16 inch wheels. So I went to dealer ( I won't write the name of dealer and manager for their privacy, but I hope this kind of things will never happen to others) and he said he didn't know. How funny! Dealer....didn't know. So I went to manager and he told me he can't change. It's too late. He said.. What is this ..some kind of joke. Those people wasn't honest. They didn't take responsible for their mistake. I tried to sue them, but I didn't. However, Greensboro volkswagen have a wonderful service....read morehide
10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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