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2004 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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A True Q Ship
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By bienagiter
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Tasteful styling coupled, a
torquey engine, well-spaced ratios in
the 6-spd manual, and AWD makes for a
potent combination that slips under
the radar (literally). The AWD with
ESP ensures that corners are taken
with aplomb. Handling in rain and
snow is incredible. Some may find the
ride stiff. Steering is a bit
overboosted, although adjustment takes
place quickly. Very comfortable
touring for two, and easily hauls 5
without disomcomfort.


Best Features

Great drive train with comfortable seats and intuitive controls. VW Marketing did every W8 owner a favor by doing such a poor job making this sleeper!


Worst Features

1. Owners Manual is the most poorly organized (and contradictory) I have ever experienced. 2. Pedals are not well-placed for all drivers. VW needs to take a leaf from its Audi group and make them adjustable. 3. Exterior mirrors generate a noticeable amount of wind noise.


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w8 passat
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By service is king
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I considered Audi A6 4.2 (V8) or A6
2.7T-Sport (V6 twin turbo). But, I was
having a hard time justifying the
price once I'd compared them both with
the V.W. Passat W8. They matched up
quite nicely: power, performance,
interior and looks. GET THE SPORT
PKG.!!! You'll get 17" alloy wheels, a
stiffer suspension and with the six
speed you'll cut the 0-60 time from
over 7 seconds with the tiptronic
transmission to under 6 seconds with
the six speed. 4Motion AWD with ESP
traction control IS Audi Quattro. IT
SIMPLY DOES NOT SLIP.


Best Features

4 MOTION W/ ESP TRACTION CONTROL


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The Best Car
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By AGABABA
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I am 16 years old and this is my first
car and it is spectacular. Although i
do not have much experience with cars i
have yet to find a flaw in this
beautiful machine. Go ahead and get
yourself one of these babies and the
chicks (or hunks) will be all over
you!!!


Best Features

Everything!!!


Worst Features

No suggested improvements because this is the perfect car.


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VX Passat
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By mark1212
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

this is an excellent car. it handles
like a dream i love my car.


Best Features

v8 4motion


Worst Features

nothing


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w8 6 speed
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By tony6spdw8
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

in syracuse, I wont let my wife drive
anythin unless it is awd. build quality
is excellent, shifter is good, clutch
is very vague, easy to stall, to
assisted, car is reasonably quick, for
a family sedan, but put 19: rims on it,
tint the windows, and put a spoiler on
it, and even the fast and furious kids
are impressed. only real complaint is
the soft rev limiter in 1st gear that
starts shutting it down almost 800 rpm
faster than in 2nd-6th, just as the car
really starts coming on in 1st, you are
into the rev limiter, then it pulls
real strong to redline in every other
gear.awaiting the snow, to see how it
performs in a syracuse ny winter with
blizzaks on it


Best Features

6 speed!


Worst Features

drop the soft rev limiter in 1st, why does the 4.2 in the touraeg have 35 more h.p.?


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