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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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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)


Review

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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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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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.


Favorite Features

Are you kidding the whole car


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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)


Review

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


Favorite Features

ease in handling


Suggested Improvements

the brakes are noisy when going in reverse


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Please, very pleased!
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By Rommel
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

What a great car - who wants to drive any of the other "We all look and drive the same" cars. Triptronic is superb fun - a really great car to drive! Had 3 Jettas before (All of which I loved), prefer this car to my friends BMW 325 - far better equipped and it was $11K cheaper! Only criticism so far is that the MPG could be better - this should be fun!


Favorite Features

Triptronic - interior - looks and the way it drives! Also, had the $200 realrosewood dash pieces installed - it looks stunning!


Suggested Improvements

Provide a rubber coin holder to go where the redundant ashtray goes!


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A4 1.8T Replacement
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By DHunter
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I searched long and hard and finally decided on the Passat. I liked the A4 1.8T Quattro styling better, but the performance of the Passat 6cyl was superior and features were much better for the price. I only wanted 4Wheel drive so that ruled out the Acura TL-S, but this car was a strong contender for price/performance. Last year body style for Acura TL is '03 though. Other new cars looked boring, too boxy, or too pricey (e.g. Honda, Maxima, BMW, Audi).


Favorite Features

4Motion, Kick-A stereo, smooth ride, decent acceleration, good price, Homelink for garage openner, comfortable seats


Suggested Improvements

CD Holder in arm rest and in-dash 6CD changer, dual climate control (like A4), fold down rear seats, sport suspension (like A4), better availability of 4Motion models, better quality tires


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