Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat


$2,750 - $2,750
2003 Volkswagen Passat

2003 Highlights

For 2003, a base GL sedan and wagon are available. Think of the GL as a GLS 1.8T for buyers who don't require any extras like alloy wheels, leather upholstery, seat heaters or a sunroof. Meanwhile, alloy wheels and sunroof are now standard on GLS models. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system will not be offered on GLS V6 models, forcing interested buyers to cross the 30-grand line; however, VW has made stability control (ESP) optional on all Passats (except the W8, which has this standard). Also this year, you'll be able to get W8 sedans and wagons with a six-speed manual transmission and a sport package that includes a firmer suspension and the requisite 17-inch wheels. Lastly, the standard stereo head unit gets backlighting for the buttons.


Pros

  • Fun to drive, excellent value in GL or GLS trim, roomy interior with upscale feel, outstanding build and materials quality, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Expensive upper-level models, can't get AWD on GLS, less rear-seat room than Camry or Altima, some confusing interior controls.

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Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2003 94,249 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLX
List:$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2003 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A) Candy White Gray114,829 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
List:$3,199
Est.Loan: $66/mo
Volkswagen Passat 2003 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A) Reflex Silver Metallic 95,510 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
List:$3,991
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
227,792 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGL
List:$595
Est.Loan: $13/mo
A-1 Auto Sales(7)
38.6 mi away
Blue Anthracite Black141,163 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLX
List:$2,750
Est.Loan: $57/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
99,414 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLX
List:Not Listed
Fresco Green Metallic Beige250,690 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
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Reflex Silver Metallic Gray79,091 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
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Silverstone Gray Metallic 180,481 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLX
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Used 2003Volkswagen PassatGLS V6
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Features & Specs

GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)GL Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GL Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A)W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 6M)GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)
MPG2220192220232320181820
Seating55555555555
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual5-speed manual
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Horsepower170 hp @ 5900 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 5900 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 5900 rpm170 hp @ 5900 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm270 hp @ 6000 rpm270 hp @ 6000 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    P
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Classy Ride
My wife and were looking for something that would be a good fit for our growing family of 3. It seems everywhere we go we needed a stroller and had to get groceries and haul a baby bag. A wagon was the best choice for us. We looked between a Subaru Outback, Mazda Protege5, Kia Spectra5, and the Passat. All of which are increasingly hard to find in good condition without having to sell the farm. We picked the Passat wagon and are very please with the good mileage and smooth power of our 1.8T and Tiptronic. Our is a GLS so it doesn't have everthing but is very comfortable with black leather. The Monsoon audio system sounds great! Great car for us so far.
Great Car Except... 2 Things Drive me Crazy
I'm writing this review because I just got backed into. And if the blasted horn were to work when the car is turned off it would not have happened. What I want to ask you Mr. Hans Designor is why must the hatch lock everytime it is closed? How is this a safety feature? And how in the world is it safe to be unable to use a horn when your car is turned off? A paranoid hypocondriac grandmother could not design a more annoying electric locking system.
OIL SLUDGE AT 120K! READ THE FORUMS
Sure I took a risk buying this car used at 119,500 miles, but all the reviews online were pretty good for this car. 400 miles later I started having oil pressure lights and engine lights come on and when I googled the symptoms, I got all kinds of bad news about the car. Oil sludge is a problem and if it's not fixed fast, the engine will need replacing. I'm not even sure if there really is a fix for this problem. If you have this car, get it checked right away. These reviews make it look like a good car, but be careful and read the forums to see what will really happen if you purchase/own this car. 2002 also has this problem
Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GL Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A), GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M), GL Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 6M), and GLS V6 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $88 on one of 5 Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $595 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T is priced between $3,199 and $3,991 with odometer readings between 95510 and 114829 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX is priced between $2,750 and $4,995 with odometer readings between 94249 and 141163 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Passat GL is priced between $595 and $595 with odometer readings between 227792 and 227792 miles.

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