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2010 R36 Wagon Perfect Family Wagon
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By isihac
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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My second VW (had a W8 wagon last) has given no problems. In New Zealand this car is $45k cheaper than than the 3.0D Audi and comes with all the extras I need. The ESP allows a little four wheel drift fun when seriously provoked but always feels completely in control. Normally driven by my wife with three kids seats in the back it runs around town but still overtakes most anything on the open road in less than 100m


Favorite Features

The best seats in any car I have driven (incl $500k Merc and Porche). Twin clutch transmission allows perfect launch everytime while the initial and predictable understeer and the grip of all wheel drive and power of excellent brakes (32m for the 100km/hr to 0km/hr stop) makes it one of the safest cars available, it also has all the airbags and crumple zones should it ever crash. Cheaper to service than my Toyota Hilux.


Suggested Improvements

The faux alloy on the dash can reflect sun into the drivers eyes


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DSG Nightmare
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By awd_turbo
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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17,000 miles now, and going in for the fifth time in an attempt to fix the severe hesitation from a complete stop. The rest of the car is great, but the way the transmission works drives me crazy and ruins the whole experience. It's potentially a very dangerous issue if it decides to act up when pulling out into traffic.


Favorite Features

Engine performance combined with fuel economy is great.


Suggested Improvements

Even though it would hurt fuel economy, please please please ditch the DSG. It's not ready for prime time.


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Great Vehicle, would buy again!
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By My New Passat Wagon
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Actually purchased this car via internet-telephone...the dealer was low pressure. The salesman was well versed in the car's features and professional. Would definitely buy another VW, this is my third and while the first one had it's quirks the last two have been a dream.


Favorite Features

Bluetooth, Navigation & Heated Seats!


Suggested Improvements

Fix the lag on the turbo, otherwise no complaints.


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Poor Quality and Service
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Fully
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Fuel pump failed in 700 miles. According to VW website, with Navigation option, park distance control is included. Mine came without, when questioned dealer he would look into it. Result was you bought it. Called VW customer care and they say buyer beware. They point me to terms and conditions and read liberally they can lie and you have no recourse. Car is not built according to website. Buyer beware


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

reliability


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Quality & Saving
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By Joe in AR
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Great build and quality with exceptional gas mileage, within first 3,000 miles have 650 miles trip with best result of 30 mpg. Power is exceptional for a 4 cylinder and turbo, interior is very quiet and ride quality little too soft in my own opinion, highway speed the steering response turns to ultra sensitive - "great feel". Quality made with incredible savings on gasoline usage but calls for premium fuel. Have consistently gotten 400 miles from full tank of gas with 50/50 town/highway driving. Wagon is versatile with great looks; adequate amount of room for hauling with family of 4. Turbo lag noticeable but once whines up, power rival a V6 - makes it very fun to drive, cruises GREAT!!


Favorite Features

Turbo kicks in and see cars in rear- view getting farther behind, a 4- banger with V6 guts. Smooth quiet ride and strong top end - cruises flawlessly at 90 mpg as if it is 50 mpg - strongly recommend abiding with local speed limits as you will easily drive faster than posted as ride is silky smooth!


Suggested Improvements

VW correct the speedometer PLEASE!, while cruising @ 70 MPG on car speedo, the GPS read 67 mpg. Checked using another GPS and got the same result. Strange finding that speedo may be reading faster than actual speed. Own finding is that on avg, car speedometer read 2.3 mph fast than actual.


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2010 Passat Wagon
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By OliversOwner
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Gave my 2001 Passat Wagon to my son a bought a new 2010 Passat Wagon. A little disappointed that I did not pick up on the manual adjust passenger set but am happy with the rear hatch automatic open/close ... good trade off as I am usually in the car by myself. Got 34 mpg on my first long trip of 200 miles using regular gas (I know they say to use premium).


Favorite Features

Cruise control, interior lighting (changed from red in my 2001)


Suggested Improvements

built in garage door opener.


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Solid German Engineering & Build
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By Arkansas Joe
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Very nice car although little too mushy for my own taste, this is The 6th VW car in my family over span of last 20 years, can tell that VW can build them like no other, 2.0T FSI does a great job!(efficiency plus power) Engine lags a bit during initial take off but speed climbs rapidly soon after, cruises like a V6 and ride is quiet, predictable and SMOOTH; the steering does become very precise as speed increases. Interior detail is awesome - Japan & US should take note, German still way ahead of the game here - ergonomics with ultra tight tolerance. First tank of gas got mileage of 23 mpg from 50/50 mix hwy & city driving, not bad! Exterior fit and finish is EXCELLENT, great lines!!


Favorite Features

Radio controls are easy and intuitive, cockpit feel with lighting during the night, precise steering on highway speed and standard low profile tires makes this car quite capable during emergency maneuvers - if needed. Exterior car design is very sleek! LED tail-lights & automatic open/close hatch.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe to increase the dimension of the vehicle - add a 3rd row? Make the "sport" suspension upgrades available for the wagon with addition option of Bilstein shocks, all wheel drive or manual transmission in 4-cyl trim and bring back the V6 for the power hungry - no 2 the"Dehungerize" Passat.


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Amazing Car
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By steveditt
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Purchased 2010 Passat wagon February and could not be happier, excellent workmanship and plenty of power with great gas mileage. The interior design and comfort were two of the original things we liked viewing different cars at a local car show. Our dealer let us drive the car over 70 miles for our test drive and we were sold. So many features are included this car, quiet very little road noise. Our first road trip was about 400 miles and averaged 32 mpg unbelievable for this car.


Favorite Features

German built is also something I considered over Mexico sadly this would be the last year for the German build Passat. The wagon has plenty of room and the rear seats are very comfortable. I ordered all my new waxing stuff to keep her nice. White Gold and Interior is Black.


Suggested Improvements

A good DVD to view features and explain how everything works over attempting to find instructions in a very thick manual.The dvd that comes with the car is more entertaining than helpful.


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Amazing Vehicle
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By steveditt
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Komfort PZEV 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Could not be happier, excellent workmanship and plenty of power with great gas mileage. Interior design and comfort were two things we liked viewing the vehicle at a local car show.Our test drive was over 70 miles and we were sold.So many features are included this car is quiet.German build was another consideration not built in Mexico.First trip over 400 miles and averaged 32 mpg plenty of power. Considered VW TDI S/W and Subaru Outback we felt the Passat was nore car for the money and a better ride with more comfort. The wagon has plenty of room . Purchased all my new waxing stuff to keep her nice,white gold ,black interior.


Favorite Features

Interior design, comfort great seats and lots of standard features . Mileage and power and very little road noise.Brakes and steering are so responsive you feel very safe driving.


Suggested Improvements

Visual dvd manual to understand all the features, somewhere to tie down kayaks .


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