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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.


Favorite 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!


Suggested Improvements

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)


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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.


Favorite 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)


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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!!!


Favorite Features

Everything!!!


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

v8 4motion


Suggested Improvements

nothing


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Not impressed, But satisfied
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By Mr Jay
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Back in the shop w/less than 2500 miles. This vehicle has a tendancy to give ghost codes (caution/warning lights for no reason) the only problem with that is the inconvenience of the drive too and wait at the garage. The controls/levers are a tad bit confusing but you'll get used to them. On the up side the W8 has great lines and is very attractive. The interior lighting is neat. You will enjoy driving the W8, it has good exceleration (not great, good) If you don't like paying high gas prices don't buy this car. It runs on 91 OR BETTER OCTAIN that is what is suggested by VW.


Favorite Features

Monsoon Stereo, Nice. SAFETY FEATURES. appearance. 4 MOTION !!!!


Suggested Improvements

For the price it should have more luxuries example: Headlight sensing/automatic headlight shutoff,nav system would be nice .InDash CDchanger should be standard on every car over 25K,W8 doesn't have it.needs more interior storage,Only has small glve box,sml strge betwn frnt seats.


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