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best sedan around
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By jolene riley
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I think this is the best car there is to drive. It has all the comfort you need in a car. Excellent safety features.


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Are you kidding the whole car


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GREAT CAR
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By JOY PERINO
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VEHICLE SO FAR HAS BEEN GREAT. I OWN THE CAR FOR A YEAR AND SO FAR I HAVE 18,000 MILES ON IT. OVER THE SUMMER I TOOK MY FIRST ROAD TRIP WITH IT AND I MUST SAY THE RIDE WAS AMAZING. VERY SMOOTH, QUITE, RELAXING RIDE.


Best Features

THE MONSOON STERO SYSTEM, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, SUN ROOF ARE A MAJOR MUST HAVE IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BUYING.


Worst Features

THERE IS ONLY ONE THINGS THAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THE CAR AND THAT IS FIRST GEAR IS A LITTLE SLUGGLISH WHEN YOU TAKE OFF IN AUTOMATIC, BUT WHEN YOU POP IT OVER TO MANUAL YOU FLY.


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Who is your Daddy?
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By mjc1106
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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The passat GLX is sweet! I have only had the car for a month but every time I get in the driver's seat I get excited to be driving my new car again! The ride is tight! Get the V6, makes it more fun, everything is better with more POWER!


Best Features

V6 engine that purrs like a lion in heat! I wish I got more mpg but I can accept the 23 mpg that I have been getting.


Worst Features

temp controls take my eyes off the road because they are too low on the dash, six disc CD changer is in the trunk and the console storage space is pitiful - minor flaws in an otherwise perfect car


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Worth a little extra $$.
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By FieldingMelish
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I only considered 2 models, the Passat and the Nissan Altima. The quality of the Passat's interior and the handling was so much better than the Altima. A great car.


Best Features

The radio controls on the steering wheel. It's is pre-wired for a trunk mounted, CD changer. I bought an aftermarket 6-CD changer which took all of 5 minutes to install.


Worst Features

Needs more interior storage. The car comes with a CD player but no room to store CDs. A cargo net in the trunk would be great. The aftermarket nets require drilling.


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brakesease
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By HAROLD KFARE
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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overall very pleased,especially with the service department with the dealer


Best Features

ease in handling


Worst Features

the brakes are noisy when going in reverse


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