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BAD EMISSION SYSTEM
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By albertobp67
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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My 2006 Passat was my dream car in 2006, 40k miles later the engine light came on. $5,000.00 USD later it is still on. I take it to the dealer as required they change a part here and a part there, bill me lots of $$ and 1 to 2 days later the light is on again. I've had it, I will write to VW the dealer owners and anyone else that might be able to assist in fixing the problem.


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Everything else


Worst Features

Back up your products VW


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Good Car, But dont buy it
34 of 41 people found this review helpful
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By zluan
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Its rly a good car, but the small problems will make u in trouble, i m going to sell it b4 60k miles.


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super car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By marcko24
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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i think it should cost more than actually cost, very fast car, nice outside looking, all the luxury you can ask for, more than most of beemers, but............too much time in workshop,


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speed, handling,design,luxury,cheap reparations,


Worst Features

suspension


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Look at what's under the hood!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sandiego11
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I've read a lot of reviews before I purchased my vehicle. Noticed that there were lots of issues with the 2006 VW. drove a lot of different cars including a new fusion, and several Japanese cars. I've never driven a 2.0T but typically large cars with an undersized engine and a turbo to help compensate don't do well (repair wise) Have owned my 3.6 for a year now (it's a 5 year old 2006) and it's running spectacular! Nothing but regular maintenance needed. You have to remember that this is nearly a 3k pound car. a 2.0T will not work long term with sporty driving, but if you choose a 3.6 it's an excellent commuter and very fun on the weekends without much time in the shop.


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Love the premium interior. Looks gorgeous! May not have the wow appeal of an Audi or Lexus, but definitely better than the entry options on either.


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Always something to repair, nothing BIG....yet!
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By billych
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2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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This car has always had some minor problems, nothing major, but most annoying. However, now that I have 50k miles, more seems to be malfunctioning. A few weeks ago the engine light came on which turned out to be a malfunctioning turbo charger recirculating valve, total cost $303.59. Now the entire headliner is falling down. The dealer said the glue failed. They estimated the replacement to be $800! I'll look elsewhere, thank you. Bottom Line: This was my 'first' and 'last' Volkswagen. Needless to say, I would not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

Handling, styling and performance.


Worst Features

Overall build quality and if the car has major problems now or in the future, step up and fix it or guarantee the fix regardless of warranty. The wind noise needs to be corrected and the ride can be somewhat rough for a so called 'near' luxury.


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