5 of 9 people found this review helpful
Time will tell
By marystdi on
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
I just bought my Passat 2 weeks ago. My husband had been looking for us a new car and trade in our KIA Minivan with 191,000 mi. We travel. Was disappointed in the 3yr 36k mile warranty. Having a Kia was use to the 100K warranty. Shopped several dealerships and decided on the Passat TDI SE. Just to find the right color. Well found a dealer 1 hr away from us that offered a FREE Lifetime warranty on Engine and Transmission. Since we keep our cars a long time this was great. Well 2 weeks and 1000 miles first tank was 41 mpg city and hwy. Have noticed the 51+ on the display screen but we keep our mileages in a book.
Room Good Ride and Excellent quality inside and out. Will keep posing
Great excelaration. Engine is quiet especially for a diesel.
You are comparing the KIA warranty with the VW warranty.. well, yes, the KIA has better warranty but for a reason, that is their way of catching new customers. The Korean cars are garbage and they lose value quick. A german car is always better built than any Kia.
The two cars aren't even comparable.
The Passat comes with a 5 year 60K mile powertrain warranty and a 3 year/36K mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
While this is not as good as Kia or Hyundai it's pretty standard amongst competing models and Kia and Hyundai have no vehicle approaching the fuel economy of a Passat TDI.
In fact Hyundai had to de-rate the fuel economy on all of their highest mileage cars because they were caught claiming false high MPG numbers.