2009 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Great thus far
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Great thus far
By fmrporscheguy on

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

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Have had this car for a full 3 months, and it's met or exceeded my expectations. So far no unscheduled trips to the dealership, which is good. Being that this is a "performance" German car, you have to know it will need regular maintenance. The engine is adequate, though not at all inspiring. Does a decent job of moving along when pushed. Int design is very nice. Leatherette works great w/o worry of ruining it with wet beach shorts, sun damage, or regular wear and tear (look at pics of older models and seats still look new). Center tunnel is a tad narrow and would be nice if it were carpeted. I think ext looks nicer than Passat sedan. Audi-esque front grill is great!

Best Features

CD changer, iPod connection, Sirius. Like the rear hatch up/down buttons. Nice storage bins. Comfy, low maintenance leatherette seats. Sleek style. Black metallic paint. Nice wheels!

Worst Features

Don't like the Tokyo nightclub "blue" radio. Use a cable to link iPod, not awkward direct connection in glove box. Carpet the footwell so more comfy if can't narrow center tunnel. Xenon lights as safety option/std. Upgrade int plastic arm rests/handles. Offer AWD option. Make 5-star rated. Diesel!!
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