2003 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Passat Wagon -- no compromises

2003 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLX Wagon (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Passat Wagon -- no compromises
By dermeister on


2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


With a new baby on the way, I needed
just a bit more room than my previous
Passat 1.8T sedan. But I didn't want
to compromise on performance, overall
engineering, looks, or quality. I'm
very happy with my '02 Passat
Wagon/Variant. It has willing
performance, good low-end torque from
the V6, very stable handling at low
and high speeds, and great room thanks
to the practical square wagon design.
I chose a the buttery smooth 5-speed
manual, but the 5-speed tiptronic is
equally nice and pleasing. The wagon
back actually adds a considerable
amount of room, and also
adds more rear headroom than the

Best Features

Powerful and smooth V6, slick-shifting 5-speed manual, grippy brakes. Great interior with high-quality fittings, including real walnut wood.

Worst Features

I would like to have a couple of other options available, including sport suspension and a supercharger.
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