Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Pricing


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2004 Highlights

The big news for 2004 is the addition of a 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine to the lineup late in the model year. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is a delayed option on 1.8T-equipped GLS models. Also note that the 2.8-liter V6 is no longer available on GLS models. The premium Monsoon stereo and Homelink are now standard on all GLS models, while wood trim has been added to the optional Leather Package. The ESP stability control system is now standard on the GLX. Rounding out the changes are restyled 15- and 16-inch wheels and new side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

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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, less rear-seat room than some competitors, some confusing interior controls.

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Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A) 88,774 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLX
List:$5,988
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes

CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Silverstone Gray 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX FWD 5-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.8L V6 SMPI DOHC ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX NO DAMAGE REPORTED, LEATHER, LOCAL TRADE-IN, ONE OWNER, POWER SUNROOF/MOONROOF, THIS VW IS THE REAL DEAL ! 1 OWNER! GARAGED! LOADED! HURRY IT WILL NOT LAST!, 2.8L V6 SMPI DOHC, Gray w/Leather Seating Surfaces. Look at this 1 OWNER Local trade in with. Recent Arrival! 27/19 Highway/City MPG Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!!

Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A) Reflex Silver Metallic Gray58,889 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLX
List:Not Listed
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16.9 mi away
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Prices Valid from 4/19/18 to 4/23/18 --EVERY VEHICLE HAS BEEN MARKED DOWN-- GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL to every customer who comes into Auto Trademark with a good job and down payment, even in this difficult credit environment and regardless of your credit situation. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS ON PRICES OR EQUIPMENT. PRICES EXCLUDE $599 PROCESSING FEE, TAX, TITLE AND TAGS.

Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Northern Green Metallic Black135,591 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
List:$2,700
Est.Loan: $56/mo
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Features & Specs

GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
MPG222022
Seating555
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower170 hp @ 5900 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 5900 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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

Top Consumer Reviews

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Don't believe all the myths about these cars!!!
I have driven American cars my entire life, and almost bought another one after my accident in a 2006 Chevy Malibu. To the Chevy's credit, it was comfortable and had great gas mileage, but it was definitely not safe enough, and there were compromises in other areas. Some of which included build quality, performance, design, etc. After a lot of research about these car, and my son being a huge German car fan, I decided to test drive this car on the roads I'm accustomed to and in the way I drive. The performance is excellent, and the ride is very capable and tuned for comfort. After looking at about 15 different cars (foreign and domestic), this was definitely the best and safest car for the money. For years I have heard of so many horror stories about these cars, mostly about parts and reliability and things like that. I have had no trouble so far. This car does require some knowledge and willingness to learn, and simple maintenance is easy to do and is relatively cheap (like replacing a cabin air filter in a few minutes with a $12.00 aftermarket part). Only if you go to the dealer for absolutely everything will you see the money piling up. I would recommend doing simple things like that yourself. But really, no major problems whatsoever. Just as reliable as American cars. I was lucky to find this car, as it is a high trim car with the better engine and features. It was a one owner car, and was obviously well taken care of for the 67,000 original miles. My one big complaint about this car is the gas mileage which is about 20-24 in mixed driving. Although it says in the owners manual that you can run it on regular gas (not E85), I use the middle-grade one and my car runs perfectly. Otherwise, it's a great looking, comfortable, and fun car that I hope to enjoy for many miles to come.
You need to know what you are getting into
I think a lot of people buy a VW are unaware that maintenance and adherence to manufacturer recommendations are KEY to keeping a VW on the road. I've owned my 2004 passast for 8 years and it still looks brand new after over 111K miles. A VW is not a honda where you put gas in it and change the oil every so often. you need to pay attention to using mid grade or higher fuel EVERY time. Synthetic oil, EVERY time. New Plugs every 40K per the manual, and on and on and on. YES there is a lot more in owning a VW than your run of the mill car but if you treat it right it will last for a long time. If you can handle a meticulous maintenance schedule then buy a VW but if you can't DO NOT BUY!!!!
My favorite car
I have put 15,000 miles on this car in the past year and have enjoyed every minute of it. This car is a 5-spd manual. I test drove the automatic but it tended to hesitate from a stop. The only problem I have had with this car is that I'm always driving too fast (I've never had a speeding ticket, I'm not a speeder). It just performs best and feels best if I push it. The combination of 4Motion and manual makes it sprint from a stop. I will never get another car without 4Motion; I can hardly stand the comparative lack of road grip in our FWD cars, dry or wet. Gas mileage has been 32mpg@55mph, 30@65. Performance suffered the one time I filled with 87 octane, but 90 and up has been fine.
Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: Diesel, Sedan, Wagon. 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 Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M), GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 6M). Pre-owned Volkswagen Passat models are available with a 1.8 L-liter gas engine or a 2.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 190 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat?

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Save up to $165 on one of 10 Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,700 as of 04/25/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.2 to 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T is priced between $2,500 and $5,499 with odometer readings between 79985 and 199000 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8T is priced between $1,700 and $1,800 with odometer readings between 96169 and 118841 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX is priced between $4,990 and $5,988 with odometer readings between 88774 and 115986 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion is priced between $5,891 and $5,891 with odometer readings between 93136 and 93136 miles.

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2004 Volkswagen Passat Gas Mileage

2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 5-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/28 highway MPG

2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 5-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.8 L
Passenger Volume107 cu.ft.
Wheelbase106.4 in.
Length185.2 in.
Width68.7 in.
Height57.6 in.
Curb Weight3350 lbs.