2005 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Seriously beware of VW
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Average Consumer Rating

162 Total Reviews

GLS 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
Seriously beware of VW
By esther on

Vehicle

2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

My overall experience with VW has been terrible. I leased my 2003 Passat and it has broken down 3 times within the last year, all with mysterious, major warranty issues, the final one being called into question even though I have a platinum warranty. It was fun to drive but I am now at the point where I'm afraid to drive it. Oil pumps, fuel pumps, cam shaft adjustments, engine trouble? Should that happen all by 50000 miles? They also PROMISE an alternate car yet it was never there.They let me go three weeks without a car for warranty work that I still don't know what was really wrong with it all three times. Looks aren't everything!

Favorite Features

None that are any better than any other car. They advertised better service and warranty features but just don't try to use them. It is a serious problem with them.

Suggested Improvements

Stand behind your product, your warranties, and your customer service. All three times I had the same run around for a NEW car. Try to make them last more than 18 months or 20000 miles. Contact your customers and they may not be as angry.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411