So far, so good.
By cosmo2 on
Vehicle2004 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
ReviewThis VW feels and drives differently than the nine other VW/Audi models I have owned. This rig almost feels American-made during routine driving. I really haven't decided if this is a good or a bad thing. But I have decided that this is a very good automobile. I was initially put off by the diesel engine and automatic transmission. (I've driven manuals for 43 years.) The dealer didn't have an manual GL in stock, so I test drove a 1.8T with Tip. No thanks. Felt like just another good car handicapped by a slush box. Then I tried the TDI. This engine/transmission combination is a good match.
Best FeaturesMileage and torque. What an ironic combo! Handling and feel of the road are still VW. So far not a single rattle and everything works.
Worst FeaturesThis is petty, but a coin holder instead of an ashtray and white needles in the gauges, rather than red needles, would be nice.
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