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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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2003 Passat 4 Motion Sedan
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By ksaintd
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my second Passat, the first
being the 1.8t 5 speed GL model. I
only have 600 miles on the car so this
is clearly preliminary information.

The car is very luxurious for the
price. The fit and finish, the
interior comfort are just superb. I
wanted the safety and sure-footedness
of all wheel drive so I looked at both
the Audi and Passat. I needed an
automatic to meet the needs of all of
the drivers of the car. Everything I
read and heard told me the 1.8t was
marginal when used with an automatic.
That meant the Audi 3.0 automatic and a
price tag of about $37k. I could not
justify the $8,000 difference for 25
more hp and 15 ft/lbs of torque.


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By JJfpagan
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Excellent movements and great handling
and confort are the best qualities of
this car


Best Features

Speed and handling qualities; interior space; interior design


Worst Features

External visibility. Rearview mirrors on both sides should be enhanced; interior visibility should be improved. Backing up is a bit difficult given this problem


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My Passat
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By Nicholas Corbin
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

For a four cylinder vehicle it has good
acceleration and power. I have always
loved Volkswagons my first car was a
1967 VW Bug. I feel if a car made in
1967 lasted over 30 years it is waorth
another investment.


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The color really atrated me to picking this vehicle.


Worst Features

I have not really had it long enough to really say anything about improvements.


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Who is your Daddy?
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By mjc1106
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The passat GLX is sweet! I have only
had the car for a month but every time
I get in the driver's seat I get
excited to be driving my new car
again! The ride is tight! Get the V6,
makes it more fun, everything is
better with more POWER!


Best Features

V6 engine that purrs like a lion in heat! I wish I got more mpg but I can accept the 23 mpg that I have been getting.


Worst Features

temp controls take my eyes off the road because they are too low on the dash, six disc CD changer is in the trunk and the console storage space is pitiful - minor flaws in an otherwise perfect car


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GREAT CAR
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By JOY PERINO
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VEHICLE SO FAR
HAS BEEN GREAT. I OWN THE CAR FOR A
YEAR AND SO FAR I HAVE 18,000 MILES ON
IT. OVER THE SUMMER I TOOK MY FIRST
ROAD TRIP WITH IT AND I MUST SAY THE
RIDE WAS AMAZING. VERY SMOOTH, QUITE,
RELAXING RIDE.


Best Features

THE MONSOON STERO SYSTEM, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, SUN ROOF ARE A MAJOR MUST HAVE IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BUYING.


Worst Features

THERE IS ONLY ONE THINGS THAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THE CAR AND THAT IS FIRST GEAR IS A LITTLE SLUGGLISH WHEN YOU TAKE OFF IN AUTOMATIC, BUT WHEN YOU POP IT OVER TO MANUAL YOU FLY.


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