This is the finest all around car I've ever owned: comfortable, quiet, amazing mpg, and a blast to drive. With sport suspension it handles like a sports car. The TDI diesel motor is powerful and fast, and extremely reliable. With 142,000 miles, it stilll has the original clutch. Its only downside is some of the VW body parts: door handles, window lifts. Everything else continues to work well and we still get 45 mpg on the highway, in a mid-size wagon, running it on 100% biodiesel-- an American grown, renewable fuel.
TDI motor, comfortable seating with 5 way adjustments, 8 speaker VW sound system, exceptional handling.
Easier access to oil filter, redesigned door handles, and no fifth injector-- all of which have been done on newer Passats.