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I also owned 2009 vw Passat. I bought it Certified...I had slush problem, 1 fuel injector went bad, fuel pump and fuel module, pcv valve too. I also had the intake manifold replaced too. VW does not have a good warranty plan like Audi does 100k miles...the only sell you 75k mile warranty...my car had 86k miles...I traded it in for a 2008 Toyota Rav 4...
hill wrote: "Quality/reliability, safety, styling, and handling. When I first started looking for a new sedan the optima was top on my list until I saw the front grill and price tag in person for all the features I want. I'm open to looking at other vehicles I'm just familiar with Ford and Nissan and both vehicles match my 25,000-30,000 price range." There are a lot of great choices in the ... Read More
Interesting to see the comments about no posts for the Passat. I have a 2012 Passat SE Manual with an aftermarket sunroof. Traded my 2009 Jetta SE (automatic with sunroof). I most enjoyed my Jetta, and in fact purchased one for my daughter for college (a used 2007 SE, automatic with sunroof). We also own a 2008 Beetle Convertible (automatic). First, all VW's are great driving cars, with excellent seating and ... Read More
I believe when you read many of the complaints of VW reliability, lots of those are from the late 1990s and early (up to about 2005) models. More recent models have gotten much better. I have 3 VWs (2008 Bug Convertible, 2007 Jetta, 2009 Jetta). All three have the 2.5 gas engine (5 cylinder). Mileage is 19,000 (Bug), 61,000 (2007 Jetta), 54,000 (2009 Jetta). All have been reliable, without engine or ... Read More
Carman: Thanks for the help which allowed me to complete my lease arrangement on a 2012 Passat SE. I was able to extend the lease on my 2008 Passat pending delivery of the 2012. It is my understanding that my extended lease payments will reduce the residual or buy out on the car. That might make the buy out an excellent option for a second car by the time the 2012 ... Read More
Is it possible to get information for a Passat SEL2 MSRP = 30,665.00. What is the MF, Residual value on a 36/39 Months, 10K miles a year.? Are there any incentives down the pipe for current VW oweners with Tier 1+ credit? I am currently leasing a Passat Lux 2008. I am paying $350 a month. I have spoken to two dealers including the one I leased my current car, and ... Read More
I'll stick with the EPA numbers for comparison purposes. Most vehicles if driven normally will meet or beat the EPA numbers. They got so beat up prior to the 2008 reality check that the revised numbers are fairly easy to beat unless you drive like a jackrabbit. It's really not anything special to any particular vehicle IMO.
Can anyone tell me when the timing belt should be replaced on a 2008 Diesel Passat, I have spoken to Volkswagen but they just tell me to talk to my dealer
Yup this gasket is the easiest thing ever to do on this car. Took mine it because it was leaking horribly bad. All 4 plugs were swimming in oil. (2008 2.0t passat with 60k miles) they wanted 600 to replace the cover and gasket. bought a new gasket 22 bucks and a total of 45 minutes. I just got the oil light and turn the car off and its freaking me ... Read More
Have you driven the R350? It is big & heavy, with a large turning radius, and, IMO, not that great visibility. I'll let current owners comment on the reliability of their VW wagons, but neither is likely to come without issues. The difference with the VW is that you'll have the full warranty to start with.
I want to get some feedback on the maintanence costs of the 2010 Passat Wagon. I am in the market for a new or new used car. Right now I am considering either a brand new 2010 Passat wagon or a 2008 Mercedes R350 (31,000 miles). THe Passat is on clearance and is going for a great price of $27,519. THe Mercedes is going for $28,999. I have always loved the ... Read More
Can someone help with some advice? I have a 2008 VW Passat 2.0T that I've gotten brand new and now I only have a total of about 8700 miles after about 2.5 yrs. I have already gotten the oil changed about 4 times, can someone provide some insight on driving less than 5k miles per year and how often should I change the oil and do other maintenance?">
Adding 3.5" to the Jetta certainly didn't make it "mid-size" not even close. It's still a Compact sedan that's now a touch larger and heavier than the Versa, Corolla, Elantra etc. VW has said all along their one of goals was to make the Jetta quicker saying it takes way to long on the line to assemble. Better they has said "we want to make the Jetta BETTER" but they didn't ... Read More
I'm going through yet another crisis with my 2000 passat due to engine sludge. I had the oil changed every 3-4k miles using whatever the store recommended. Bad move. Now my low pressure oil indicator light is coming on and I'm told that I needed to be using a special grade european oil and special oil filter to keep the oil from turning to sludge. I owned this car from new ... Read More
talking to rocks. Horse walks in to a bar. Bartender says...hey, why the long face? Horse says, "Everyone's telling me I have ta buy a Hyundai Sonata. They tell me it has everything I'd ever want in a midsize car." Bartender replies "Hey, have you heard of shooting guard Kevin Durant of the Thunder? He led the NBA in points per game in the NBA regular season at 30.3." Horse replies ... Read More
I have a 2008 VW Passat. So its relatively new and only has 30k on it. I got home from work on Friday, parked the car and didn't drive it again until Sunday. I got in and the audio volume was all messed up. First of all, it was very very low (unusually so)- to the point where I had to turn it all the way up to barely hear it. ... Read More
Pre-2006 VWs were prone to electrical issues. A non-dealer mechanic, no matter how much they call themselves VW specialists, are really out of their league (as are most independents for other brands) because these cars are really complicated. Despite the issues with my '07 Jetta Wolfsburg, I know that VW's quality has improved dramatically. Our dealer at that time just plain sucked. So, we switched dealers. We've bought a 2008 Beetle ... Read More
yippyburst: shipo is probably correct...VW might be within their rights IF the proper synthetic was not used. But altair is also correct, more info is needed. It seems pretty bizarre that your engine should fail, or even sludge buildup occuring, at such low mileage. If either the dealer or other shop did the changes, and didn't use the proper spec'd oil, it would seem that you would have recourse against them. ... Read More
Need more info. How many receipts did you provide? Who did the oil changes (dealer, indy, DIY)? What kind of oil was used - full synth meeting VW specs for your engine? What was the oil change interval? Good luck with your case.
Do your oil change receipts show that the correct oil (i.e. oil that meets the 502.00 specification) was used? If they don't, then VW is well within their right to deny you warranty coverage.
It sounds like a pretty clear cut case. What is VW's reasoning for denying your claim?
I purchased a 2008 VW Passat about a year and a half ago and the engined seized up on me about 3 weeks ago. The car currently has 23K miles on it and should be covered by the 5 year 60K powertrain warranty, but VW is not adhering to their policy. I am truly frustrated and don't know where to turn. The dealership and the factory rep has asked for oil ... Read More
Altair: You are absolutely correct...thanks for clarifying that. I believe there are a number of 5w-40 synthetics that meet the VW spec, but the Mobil 1 IS 0w-40...please correct me if I'm wrong. vw dawg
You wrote: ...under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use ANYTHING BUT VW-APPROVED SYNTHETIC OIL, e.g., Mobil 1 5W-40, and KEEP ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS in case you end up with any sludging problems. I think you meant to say Mobil 1 0w-40 since it meets VW's specs.
Hi brillig: I am inclined to agree with camperman...I would be surprised if the item near the dipstick would be the filter, but I suppose anything's possible with VW. I'm not a big fan of dealerships either, so I would try to locate a good independent VW/Audi specialty shop near you. Stop by with your car and just ask them what that object is. If they're helpful, it would be a ... Read More
You may be able to get a set of full schematics for the Passat at ETKA which is the official site for VW. sorry I can't give you a direct link. But I'll try to find one this evening and send it if I find it. I can't imagine any manufacturer placing an oil filter anyywhere but where the oil will drain into a receiver. But, hey, it's the latest in ... Read More
Yes, in the States, VW 502.00 is specified for both the FSI (through 2008.5) and the TSI (2008.5 and later) versions of the 2.0T. ;) Best regards, Shipo
According to the user manual, the 08 model need service every 10K miles. I take my car for service to the dealer and my dealer suggests service every 5K miles and sets the trip computer to 5K service interval. Is everyone else (2006-current VW owners) doing service at every 5K miles?It sucks because the carefree maintenance is not available on the 08 models and its not fun servicing every 5K miles....please ... Read More
I'd like to reopen the discussion similar to one on this board from a few years ago - it's really a similar situation and I'm stuck between a few choices...I would love if someone could weigh in! We're a young couple, house with a super-steep driveway, in an area where it won't snow all the time, but enough to want to buy a car with an icy-steep driveway in mind. Husband ... Read More
A friend showed me her "new" (new for her anyway) 2008 Passat 2.0T mid-sized sedan this weekend. It has only 6000 miles on it and has five years and 68k of warranty left, and she got a great deal on it. It's black/black with leather and moonroof. Very sharp car, really a notch above most other cars in this class--and priced like it (MSRP on this one was about $28k). It ... Read More
getting this offer, seems pretty decent. Any comments? 2008 Volkswagen Passat - MSRP: $26,165 - VW dealer Selling Price: $19,595
There is a US part number on 1 revision of this unit but it's not for sale right now. It's listed in the ETKA. The ETKA is the VW parts databse. Yes it does have more functionality. There is a voice dialing system where you can call people by voice. It has full English support. You can use voice tags like Call so on and so forth. It does need programming ... Read More
Thank you for your help, I am not technical nor do I know much about cars! Should I ask my dealer about this new Skoda kit that is available in the US - would this be better than the Volk-l?
The skoda kit is a Europe only kit. It's a factory part number. People have retrofitted it. The part is rather expensive from Europe. It does work with a passat though. About $550 just for the kit. Volk-L is the just the basic kit. It has no integration at all with the MFD. It doesn't remap the mute button as a voice button. The skoda kit isn't really designed with the ... Read More
Is this the system that the dealer uses? They quoted me $650 installed - is that about right? The dealer also referred to the system as Volk-L. I am trying to get this installed for my husband for christmas and want to make sure I buy the right system. Is Volk-L what I want installed in my 2009 passat?
Hello Car_man! Has VW released new rates for Passats for a 36 month lease, 12k miles? Also, are there any special rates for the 2008 models? Appreciate the help!
There is a bluetooth kit that integrates with the MFD. It's about $525 to $550 shipped from europe. It does require a laptop with VCDS and a USB dongle to program it. You do lose the mute button for voice dialing but everything is fully integrated. Even your contact list. There is a cheaper kit but thats akin to a bluetooth headset that is integrated within the car. This kit that ... Read More
When I bought the car, I thought the bluetooth function is available / enabled (included in the basic / original package) - particularly after seeing the "Phone" button available on the steering wheel...Now, after wasting one hour looking for info in the car's book and another 30 minutes searching for a bluetooth enable option in the car's MFD (multi functional display), I think I was wrong. Please help me a bit ... Read More
I tend to agree with stephen... check out the Hyundai Elantra. Lower price, compact dimensions, ESC standard. It also happens to have midsize interior room, according to the EPA. The Accord and Sonata are technically full-size sedans, though just barely. I do...but would like to hear some opinions/facts on comparing safety in Mazda6, Accord and Civic. To answer your request directly, all of the vehicles you mention are very safe, and ... Read More
greyghost, where are ya? *Rushes in to sit down* Sorry I'm late! :) Let's see, where to start... The Mazda6 "loose and cheap"? Right... The Mazda6 is THE best handling midsize sedan in this price range, period. I've driven the Accord, Altima, and the Passat, and they don't even come close to what the 1st-gen 6 was capable of. That's why I bought one. Yes, the Fulan and the 6 share ... Read More
Hi Guys, ok look at this: I went to a dealership in San Juan Capistrano, CA. These guys were jerks! I asked them for a red passat base turbo with AT 2008. They said :"No none left,but we have a blue one 30 miles away" and I kept talking about the red one...again and again finally they said well look, we have a red one in northern california.It will cost you ... Read More
Hi Guys, I was at the VW Dealership for a 2008 (new) Passat Turbo 2.0T. The sticker MSRP was $25,500 Included Ipod adapter, heated seats automatic transmission AT and one other option The dealer offered 72 months 0% financing, but was only willing to come down to $25000 EXCLUDING TTL. Also they wanted $2995 for the extended warranty, and wouldnt talk about the maintainence plans. Any ideas? Is this a good ... Read More
I see the Volkswagen Passat Komfort has a 0.0% APR Term: 36 months http://www.edmunds.com/new/2008/volkswagen/passat/100981379/incentives.html I hear that only about 10% of people can actually get that deal? Is that correct? And that usually will not deal on price if you take the 0% APR. Is that true?
I had a 99 Passat 1.8T and the reliability was nothing less than stunning. I had the car up until about 5 weeks ago - sold it @224,800 miles - it was still running like a champ and the first person to look at it bought it. The only time it had been towed was when a truck backed into it at an intersection (he decided he wanted to go left ... Read More
I would be very careful. Perhaps VW has corrected the many, many flaws in the early versions of this model. I had the 99 version and have spent a fortune and still have some problems that simply canīt be corrected. Assuming that its a better car now (?!) you also should consider the fuel economy with the 4 cyl turbo. Mine has never come close to what it is supposed to ... Read More
Welcome viberantmind. I would be happy to help you out. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Passat Komfort 2.0T Sedan with 12,000 miles per year are .00205 and 47%, respectively. When negotiating your lease on this car, make sure to take the $1,500 cash incentive that VW is providing on leases of it through VW Credit into account. ... Read More
Hi nudnk. The money factor and residual value that you were quoted on this car looks to be in line with VW Credit's current program for it. Volkswagen's lease program for the '08 Passat is not great right now. VW's program on the 2009 Passat is a little better. The lease program that the dealer is using is OK, but you never mentioned this car's selling price. This is a very ... Read More
VW in Wellesley Mass. is offering this car at 25K, down from an MSRP of 28.8, and an invoice of 25.5. Nothing special on financing. Any reactions would be appreciated, especially ideas for how to bring that number down. (I am helping my Mom with this, and I know very little about VWs.) Relatedly, I heard that these dealers have 3K in "dealer cash," giving them an extra 3k in cushion. ... Read More
Hi Car_man, I am a first time car buyer/leaser and have been doing a fair amount of research here on the boards. I've decided to lease and am interested in leasing a 2008 Passat Komfort 2.0T for 36 (or 39 if applicable) months with 12,000 miles per year. Can you give me the current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for this lease type? Two other questions.. Through my ... Read More
I was wondering if people on these forums could help me narrow it down to the top 3 based on space, build quality, equipment, safety, value, and driving performance... You didn't mention "style", which I applaud you for but let's be realistic, you're 17 so I'll bet style counts for something here, right? ;) You also didn't say what kind of "equipment" is most important to you. If you drive in ... Read More
Just signed my lease papers for an 09 Passat Komfort with the Ipod connection and Gorilla Mats and the safelease extended coverage for damage. Due at Signing is 908 ( !st payment, tags and the CT state conveyance fee) They agreed to make the last lease payment on my current lease Audi A4 (494.48). So acutal due at signing is $413.52 3 years 15K per year with maintanence included (it's an ... Read More
I leased a 2008 Passat Komfort from Jim Ellis VW Marietta, GA. They replied to an email quote request promptly.The experience was seamless and no surprises or changes from the email quote. The entire staff was professional, friendly and businesslike. I do recommend them.Time in dealer: under 2 hours. 24 mo 12k MSRP $28775 Purchase price $25995 (included 1k loyalty cash from the dealer) Residual 57% ($16401.75) MF .00018 Inception fess ... Read More
I'm glad that you have found this forum so helpful, shad123. Volkswagen is currently providing a $1,500 cash incentive on leases of the 2008 Passat 2.0T Sedan through VW Credit in most of the country. This incentive fairly recently was enhanced to $2,500 in VW's Western region. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
$5K less than the fall-apart-on-command Passat? A bit of exageration regarding VW reliability there and hey for about $5K less than the new Mazda6 you can probably get the 2008 Mazda6 ;) . Probably nit-picking, but the review does hedge a bit on the handling with: feels relatively nimble and precise , and somewhat crisp feel
Car Man Do you have updated figures for any VW lease incentives/rebates for the Passat. I'm being told there is only a $1,000 incentive currently. This forum has been incredibly helpful Thanks.
Hi, I own a CPO VW Passat 2003 with warranty till Oct 2008. Can anyone suggest a good reliable mechanic for VW Passat in the Twin Cities area (I line in St.Paul). Also are extended warranties worth it ? I am thinking of extended waranties vs. repair in an independent shop for future. Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi, I own a CPO VW Passat 2003 with warranty till Oct 2008. I am thinking of buying an extended warranty for my car. Does anyone have suggestions for it. I know VW offers Volkswagen RealDriver Extended warranty. Are there any other good alternatives. Also are extended warranties worth it ? Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi treebee. Consumers cannot calculate what the money factor should be for their vehicle. Banks publish a list of factors that dealers must use. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Passat Wagon 2.0T is .00024. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Here's the latest info, jsiggy1. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 Passat Sedan 2.0T with 15,000 miles per year with 15,000 miles per year are .00018 and 59%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are .00018 and 46%. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
How is the reliability of passat's lately? From this link, it seems like 2008 is good. But 2007 is bad. http://www.edmunds.com/new/2009/volkswagen/passat/101003547/ratings_jdpower.html- How does JD Powers get this information? Is 2008 good because its too new? Then next year it will have as bad of reliability as the 2007 has now? Or do they do some kind of estimating? I am looking for a new car. I currently have a 1995 Infiniti ... Read More
Real-time MPG indicator will indicate over 100+ mpg when going down hill, coasting etc. before it reads all dashes. The trip mpg settings should not read that high, except for a short time if re-set while you're going downnhill, etc. As for the elimination of the convenience menu, I've heard of no such thing, nor is there any indication of such a practice on any of the VW Passat forums (VW ... Read More
Ok - this has been great reading, but i have never leased a vehicle and want to run some numbers by you all since it seems we are at the end of the 2008 vehicles and perhaps there are great deals to be had. It looks like most people are paying 0 down and that is not the deal we are currently considering -- please advise $2k down $312 month/48 mos. ... Read More
Hi everyone, after 2 months of reasearch going from dealer to dealer, I got yesterday the best deal ever. My deal was so good that I did not even ask for MF or residual or car price. Here is my deal: Passat 2008 Luxury monthly payment including tax: 350.00 upfront: 204 first month paid by VW. good luck to everyone else looking for a passat. If you want to know where ... Read More
I did it again, opened all the way near radiator to the engin chunk and did not see air filter (2008 Passat 2.0T) at all. It's clearly from the openening for air intake till the part connected to the engin and it is empty all the way. I did not open the large cap over the engin afraid of messing up things I am not familiar. As I posted in the ... Read More
Hi everyone, Just want to let people know my deal. I just purchased a new 2008 Passat Komfort Wagon, 325 + tax 36 months 12,000 miles Drive off - first month down (Gross cap cost 26394) I'm pretty happy with that. This was from Livingston VW, Woodland Hills CA. I was offered 319 + tax, first month down in an email and they offered to get me any color in 24-48 ... Read More
Here's the information that you're looking for, ralora. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 2.0T with 15,000 miles per year are .00024 and 47%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 48 month lease are .00076 and 39%. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Well I decided to sign up to share my story. I am buying a Passat through a special buyer's program w/my company that offers deep discount off the msrp (it is best not to get specific, but it is in the 20-25% off msrp range). Too good a deal to pass up, after test-driving the car and liking it! The thing is: I really wanted the Lux trim line, but it ... Read More
Hello simbany1, I leased a 2004 VW passat from them. I was pleased with their service. I am planing to lease another 2008 lux. I am woundering; did they tell you how much was the lease for the vw passat lux without turning your car in? much appreciated. I am going there this weekend to negotiate another lease. thanks in advance,
It seems like they should be able to go lower. It helps to play to dealers off each other....without that you may reach a sticking point. Use my deal as a reference (above a few posts). Allowing for my lower msrp (29,500) and owner loyalty eligibility, I'd say you should be paying about 110 more than me, IF you were going with 12k. (I paid 302, including tax). so that would ... Read More
So I just got back from Baysde VW in Queens, NY. I currently lease a 2007 Nissan Maxima and the salesperson quickly went into telling me that he could give me a great deal on an 08 Passat. He told me about the $1500 incentive to terminate my Nissan lease. I told him that I wanted the 2008 Passat Lux with no money down and $0 out of pocket. The best ... Read More
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a new 2008 Passat Lux. I was offered $369/mo + tax for a 36 month, Comes out to $391/mo with tax. 12,000 mile lease 50% residual. MSRP $30459. Sign and Drive program, nothing down, no VW Loyalty incentive, no trade in. Sound like a good deal? How much more should it cost me to go to 15,000 miles on the same lease?
I am considering a 2008 Passat Komfort with Ipod adaptor. From what I am reading on the posts, some are getting payments of about $311 - $329 per mo with 12,000 miles, 36 months. 50% resale after. And this is after you negotiated your best deal. The lease posted on VW website for a base Passat is $329.mo and my local dealer told me it's higher at $369 for the Komfort. ... Read More
What do you think will be the lease deal on 2008 Passat Lux after end of April? I love the car and am decided that its what I want, but it is more convenient for me to lease or buy in June or July. I am concerned it may cost too much if I wait because of the drop in value of the U.S. dollar thinking VW may be forced to ... Read More
I am seriously considering getting a 2008 Passat before the end of the Volkswagen Sign and Drive event ending April 30. I am concerned that VW may not be able to continue this program with the U.S. dollar devaluation. I was originally planning on waiting for the 2009's with Bluetooth and touch screen navigation. But now I heard a rumor that VW will no longer cary a Passat Lux model. Instead ... Read More
Well, to each his own. I've owned several 1st year cars (VW, Chrysler, and BMW among them) and have had very good luck with them. Go figure. ;)
VW already suckered me into buying a 2006 Passat with the 2.0T engine that uses more oil that a Mazda RX8! Ain't no way I'm buyin' any VW product until it's been on the market for a few years. I'm tired of being VW's R&D Ginnie-Pig!.
Can anyone recommend a particular brand of oil for my 2008 Passat 2.0 T? I am familiar with VW's specs but was wondering if one brand performed better than another.
Yes, you are required to trade in your vehicle at the trade-in value they choose: Your trade-in is worth more than you think. That's because right now Volkswagen is offering $1,500 off the purchase or lease of a 2007 or 2008 VW Passat or Passat Wagon* when you trade in your Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, or Hyundai. You get a a low lease payment at the expense of unknown dollars worth ... Read More
Hello all. I just wanted to share my experience with you all by using Edmunds website in researching for my 08 Passat. Today I just purchased a brand new (mocha brown exterior, latte machiato interior) 2008 Passat "Lux" with the additional options of the DVD Navigation (NV), rear side airbags (4X4) and Dynaduio (9VE) for $455 above dealer's invoice. After getting the additional $1500 rebate and trading in my 2001 Toyota ... Read More
Here is the deal I was just emailed. Now keep in mind that I am planning to lease a new 08 Accord!! I have my heart set on a EX-L 4cyl, with Navi, BUT........ Requires $2k to be in the same payment range as the Passat!! 2008 VW Komfort Passat MSRP: $29,000 Standard lease specs $324 a month $0 DOWN!!! This means keeping my money in the bank, still drive a ... Read More
Okay, I had a VW email me and mention that I can lease a 2008 VW Passat Komfort MSRP $29,000 Payment: $324mth, 36mth, 12k Now this is with $0 DOWN!!! meaning that I could save my $2k I was going to put down on a car. BUT, I really have my heart set on the Accord, but compared to this deal, it seems so expensive, to be at the same range, ... Read More
The Rear Seat Legroom specification really doesn't tell the full story. Consider the following measurements from for different cars: 34.2" -- 2008 Acura TSX 34.9" -- 2008 Acura TL 37.7" -- 2008 VW Passat VR6 37.0" -- 1995 VW Passat VR6 (You'll see why I've added this car in a moment) By the looks of things the Acura TL only has seven tenths of an inch more rear leg room than ... Read More
I realize this thread compares Azera vs. Passat vs. LaCrosse but if you are going to throw a Buick in the race, throw in a good one. If you have just $30,000 to spend, buy a 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL with optional Northstar V8. It comes to under $30K (don't believe me? Check.) The Lucerne is basically a reskinned Cadillac DeVille/DTS which even by today's standards is still a good car. ... Read More
Still waiting for a response from the dealer on a Passat lease. You would never know the auto industry is in a slump by my experience so far. While I was having work done on my current 02 passat wagon, I visited with the salesman (that sold it to me in 2002), told him I was interested in leasing another. He promised to email me the details by end of day. ... Read More
What are these manuals? Are they the same that come with the car you bought from dealer? If so why charge $60 instead of make them available onine as PDF files? WSA281557PL623 2008 VW PASSAT OM PACK ENGLISH Yes $60.00 http://www.vw.ddsltd.com/cgi-bin/default
Hi Reducedpayment - it seems like you got a great deal! I'm in the NY area (long island) and I'm looking for a 2008 Passat Komfort. We currently have an '04 passat, so we'd get the loyalty discount, too. I'm wondering which dealers you went to and ultimately used, and how else you can possibly help. Also, do you think the recent interest rate drop will even lower the payments? Thanks ... Read More
I understand CAR Man, what you are saying. I just thought I just returned my Audi end of lease and VW Credit had to do the inspection of the car also. so that is why I dont understand why I do not get anything for at least staying with the family. thank you, I am going to keep hounding VW Credit. I will keep you posted.
Hi review1000. Unfortunately, the fact that your sister had a Passat several years ago will not help you qualify for the owner loyalty cash. The fact that you have leased or financed an Audi through Audi Financial Services might, if you still currently have the vehicle. Even then I am not sure that it would. If I am not mistaken though, I believe that in addition to owner loyalty cash, Volkswagen ... Read More
I am upset only because of the "OWNER LOYALTY TO VW" I have owned 2 audi through VW Credit and my sister had a VW passat 4 years ago, and I went now from an Audi to a Passat and I do not get any owner loyalty because it is not a VW car still same manufacturer and VW credit but I dont get it should I try to fight for ... Read More
Hi 6422130. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 VW Passat 2.0T Sedan with 12,000 miles per year are .00023 and 50%, respectively. I don't think that Volkswagen is offering support on 39 month leases of this car, but I could be mistaken. When negotiating your lease on this car keep in mind that Volkswagen is currently providing a ... Read More
Hi scottinky. Volkswagen is currently providing a $750 cash incentive on leases of 2008 Passat 2.0T models through VW Credit. In addition to this, it has a $2,000 cash incentive for just about everyone (loyal customers or current owners of other vehicles). Make sure that you take this $2,750 in cash incentives into account when you negotiate the selling price for the Passat that you are interested in. Car_man Host Prices ... Read More
Hi jake555. Volkswagen is currently providing $750 lease cash on the 2008 Passat 2.0T. So a selling price of $500 under invoice is really equivalent to $250 over, which is still a very attractive price. Also, in mid-February Volkswagen raised its owner loyalty cash on this car from $1,500 to $2,000. Keep this in mind if you have not finalized your deal yet. This looks like a pretty good deal to ... Read More
Dear Bjss, Thanks for the info on the money factor, i will definitely look into it and let you know.... The owner loyalty rebate is for 2K, this is one of the rebates i ended up with.... I would actually like to bring everyones attention to the April 2008 Consumer reports guide which talks about "2008 best and worst cars"... in the "Family category", which is where the Passat is classified, ... Read More
Dear Jay, Thanks for the compliment..... maybe i can be considered like robin hood? Why put the money in the pocket of the company that makes million, its better in mine, so if it is to my benefit, why not? The salesman can be nice, by being straight and up front, but he always has something in his sleeve, or at least i think with car buying this is the thought ... Read More
reducedpayment You said "...sales people can and usually are scum, they will lie through their teeth if they have too...". That's an odd statement coming from someone who in the same sentence admits to cheating and lying to the "nice" salesman. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses, don't you? Being in sales myself (not auto though) I must conclude that people who use "reducedpayment" as ... Read More
Glad to hear you got such a good deal....I'm planning on bringing the same numbers you got to my dealer tomorrow. I currently own another VW (2002 Passat Wagon), love it and would like a new sedan. Looks like owner loyalty rebate is ~2K - is this what you got? Also, I am new to leasing, but I believe the Money Factor is the interest rate you will be paying for ... Read More
Hey there Bjss, Thanks for your message. I think i am getting a great deal because all other dealers would not include any amenities.... This is my first lease, so regarding the GAP insurance that is a great question and I will be sure to bring it up when i go to pick up the car. As for the cap cost, i beleive it was around $23000, basically the selling was ... Read More
Hi reduced payment...I'm going in this week to lease a Passat Komfort. Sounds like you got a great deal. A few questions - assume this is a sedan and not a wagon? Was Gap insurance included in price? What was the Cap cost? Money Factor used? Thx.
A lot of dealers try to add in additional fees, after you've negotiated a price.. It's just a tactic to get you to pay more for the car.. The destination fee is part of the price of the car.. It's on the sticker, and on their invoice... Trying to add it after the price has been negotiated is no different than trying to add an extra $1000 for the sunroof (that's ... Read More
I was thinking so, i really hate overpaying and being taken advantage of. Let me ask you, is there such a thing as paying the destination charge on a lease? I dont think so because one dealership was trying to put that in and i refused to pay it. So, i went to another dealership and worked out the right deal and it came with the ipod accessory, which i didnt ... Read More
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