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2006 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Passat

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By tarawater
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Since early 2007, I have had the catyletic converter split, front and read brakes replaced, steering column replaced and put on sideways...had to take it back to the dealer.
Front axle, compressor, 12 tires...its awful in the snow and ice.
Satellite radio died, peeling on the arms and buttons, leak in the sunroof, terrible heating/cooling system...takes forever to heat up.
Electrically system messed up and when I try and open the window, it closes, then opens.
Numerous other things wrong with it.
In just the past 6 months I've sunk $8000 into the car.
The only thing I like is the way it handles on the open road.
Im so disappointed with this car and will never buy a VW again.


Best Features

Drive on open road.


Worst Features

Make it more maintenance free or improve on your service department...they are just awful. I think the men on the front desk have to take a lot of bad vibes from unhappy customers.


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Very Disappointed
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By xanthippe
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2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Bought this car new.
Issues began appearing within 6 months (steering column replacement, oil disappearing with no leaks, peeling buttons, arm rests, emissions problems still, etc...).
Have never experienced so many issues with a new $25,000 vehicle.
Will never purchase a VW again.
VW should be ashamed.
Search the forums for issues on this car before you buy!!!


Best Features

Exterior, ride, roominess, interior good except for peeling buttons switches and arm rests.


Worst Features

Reliability!


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Awesome car until your engine blows
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By jeem8
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2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Brought car in for fuel pump recall/warranty.
It was running rough and finally the oil pressure light came on.
Had car immediately towed to dealership.
Told that the engine with 80K miles is ruined due to lack of oil.
Car always had plenty of oil, but apparently the pressure was just low enough to damage engine even though the warning light never triggered before this episode.
So a 2006 with 80K miles is toast.
Worst car experience we have ever had and we will never buy/lease a VW again.
Terrible reliability.


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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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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)


Review

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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