I have owned my used Passat for less than a year. I bought it with 70k miles, and it currently has 85k. In that time I spent $4000 maintaining this car. Engine leaks from everywhere, bad coils, and some preventative maintenance changing the timing belt and water pump. There are still issues with it I simply can't afford to fix. I really wanted to love this car. I really wanted a reliable car. This wasn't the right choice.
Drives well when there's nothing wrong with it.
The interior was really poorly designed, and cheaply made. There seems to be no end to what can go wrong with the engine, and even minor issues are extremely expensive to fix.