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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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Wonderful solid agile
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By Brandon
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought mine sight unseen at auction. The battery was 100% dead, tires all 100% flat and radiator bone dry. I charged it up, aired the tires (patched 1 leak) and filled the radiator. This is an amazing car. Rides like a BMW M3 and hugs the road (even loose gravel, or snow covered roads) like an Audi A8. When you think the gas pedal is pushed all the way, push a little harder and the car goes into "shift down" mode and that's when the power kicks in.


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Your Father's Passat
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By John Hetrick
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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2003 Passat GLX is a fully loaded sedan- two 8 way power seats with memory, rain sensing wipers, folding mirrors, smooth V6 engine and drive train, and other features only available on high end vehicles. Most all the options still work. Only bothersome problem has been the alloy rims pit from the winter salt and develop slow leaks. Recently repaired rims since winter is over- should hold till next year. Paint and body has held up well for Ohio winter roads. This car still turns heads- people don't believe it is 13 years old.


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2003 VW PASSAT GLX SEDANS KICK ASS AT 150mph too
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By H. Woodruff
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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If youre looking for a car that has lots of acceleration, great braking, awesome handling, and loaded with 6 or more air bags,
with a large trunk and seats that also fold down, this is the car for you. It loves rain storms, not sure about snow, i live in California.
It gets great gas mileage 18 city and about 22 to 26mpg hwy depending if you drive the speed limit or not, i always obey the law. hahahaa.
If you like driving to Las Vegas and end up with $18 to get home with, at 260 miles away from home, this is the car for you.
It has a 5 speed automatic transmission that shifts so smooth you don't even feel it shift gears.
It also has a manual shift that lets you shift it incase that corvette next to you (thinks) he's going to embarrass you in a race that he loses.
The car is awesome, great looking, and knows how to handle business, my car has 122k miles and still runs and drives like it's brand new.
Buy the car...you wont be dissappointed, i have had many great offers over $5000 for it, no way i'm selling it though.
VW kicked ass when they built this machine .


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2003 Volkswagen Passat
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By j wilson
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GL Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is a complete lemon. You fix one thing three things break. Repairs include 2 water pumps, vacuum system failure. Sludge in the motor. Very expensive parts. Turbocharger failure. Antenna broke. Seatbelt buckle broke which is hooked to airbag. Don't buy a Volkswagen. I have paid more in repairs than I paid for the car.


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The Lemonader
13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By Irv King
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased a new 2003 Passat GL 4-door sedan. Not including regular maintenance, here are the repairs headings taken directly from my receipts: CV Boot. MOC Cleaner. Light bulb. Power steering Pump. Battery. Coolant Leak. Serpentine belt, AC belt. Power steering pressure hose. Timing Belt. Brake light. CV boot. Driver headlight. Coolant leak. Transmission fluid leak. Cam tensioner seal leak. Rear coolant flange coolant leak. Axle boot. Engine & transmission mounts. Coolant leak. Master Power Window switches. Vacuum check valves and connecting hoses. Automatic transmission service. Brake boost vacuum mechanical failure. Headlamp. Coolant bottle and multiple coolant leaks. Axles/CV boots/CV joints. Recharge A/C system. Power steering leak. Glove box door latch broken/replaced. Coolant leak. Thermostat cover. Engine leak/pan gasket. Axles/CV boots/CV joints. Passenger headlamp. Radiator hose leak. Front lower spoiler and hoot strut replaced. Rear shocks and front upper link bushings. Splash guard/front grill replaced. Anti-lock brake system. Cooling system and oil leak. An average of more than $3,000 a year for repairs over the last 6 years. Worst car I have ever owned. THE LEMONADER.


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