2005 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Maybe I should have let
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2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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Maybe I should have let it burn.
By New Milford on

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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

Bought the car as a leftover. Within 2000 miles coil pack burned out. Fire self-extinguished. 3 out of 4 Continental tires had tread separation. Transmission failed at 64,000. (VW ate approx $4,000.00 of cost, we paid about $1,000.00) The car is extremely expensive to maintain. New timing belt, waterpump, belt tensioner, thermostat. Cost: over $1100.00.

Favorite Features

Very comfortable car to drive, heated seats are tremendous. AWD is terrific in snow and rain.

Suggested Improvements

VW has some very poor design issues. For instance, timing belt should be replaced with a chain. Otherwise, make it easier to replace the belt without having to remove most of the front to the car!
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