2003 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Great car, expensive to own

2003 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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W8 4Motion Wagon (4.0L W8 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful
Great car, expensive to own
By heffelz8 on


2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


I think the title says it all.
I absolutely love driving my wagon around town and killing it on the highway.
It will do about 140 mph pretty quickly, although you'll still get 23-25 mpg at 65-70 mph.
It is a rather expensive car to maintain...an oil change runs 120 bucks but it's good for 10,000 miles.
Everything and anything that is on or near the engine is a nightmare to work on and costs lots of moola.
If you don't have the money to spend on repairs, do not buy.
However if you're looking for something fun in the sun, and cool in the snow, than this is the ride for you.
Also, I'm 6'6" and there is plenty of room for me.

Best Features

All Wheel Drive The 8 cylinders Sunroof The entire interior

Worst Features

Hmm, not many. Cost to own is really high but I suppose that comes with a 38k+ car.
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