2003 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Don't Buy a VW w/ 1.8T engine

2003 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GL Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Don't Buy a VW w/ 1.8T engine
By paugusta on


2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


The Passat with a 1.8T engine is horrible! it has been in and out of the shop with many problems including the engine had to be replaced at 31,000 miles. VW North America would not stand by the product until a law suit was threatened. Bottom line... avoid the car. There is a reason why VW is rated next to last by JD Powers for customer satisfaction.

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Looks and Gas Milage

Worst Features

An engine that works and customer service department that cares
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