Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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2004 Volkswagen Passat

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.

Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
84,940 miles
Used 2004
Volkswagen Passat
GLS 1.8T
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
***52 SERVICE RECORDS ON CARFAX, DEALER SERVICED, ONE OWNER, LOW MILEAGE, ALL WHEEL DRIVE...............................2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4MOTION WAGON, REFLEX SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER SUNROOF, MONSOON SOUND SYSTEM, HEATED SEATS, KEYLESS ENTRY, FOGLIGHTS, ROOFRACK, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX, ONLY 84K MILES***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
128,603 miles
Used 2004
Volkswagen Passat
GLS 1.8T 4Motion
List$5,650
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
56,755 miles
Used 2004
Volkswagen Passat
GLS 1.8T
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$5,490
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Dealer Notes
%2A%2A%2APA 2 OWNER%2A%2A%2ACLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT%2A%2A%2A2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS VIN%3A WVWPD63B44E115373 SEDAN 4 DR1.8L I4 F DOHC GASOLINE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, PA INSPECTED AND SERVICED, COMES WITH WARRANTY, EXTENDED WARRANTY IS AVAILABLE, AUTOMATIC, HEATED SEATS, SUNROOF, STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, POWER/HEATED MIRRORS, CD/CASSETTE, ALLOY WHEELS, AND MORE, MORE PICTURES AND FREE CARFAX HISTORY REPORT ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.MASICMOTORS.COM<br><br>

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Its fun-to-drive character, upscale interior and wide range of features and options make this our favorite midsize sedan and wagon. Don't buy your next family car without driving one of these first.

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat.

Don't believe all the myths about these cars!!!
William,05/14/2016
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.
My favorite car
KevinG,06/20/2005
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.
You need to know what you are getting into
roznstyle,01/12/2012
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!!!!
Best vehicle I ever owned
paulinthesouth,04/12/2013
Reading review after negative review I wonder whether I was just lucky, or whether my experience is more representative of the norm. My Passat was totalled last summer when a tree blown over by a storm crushed my garage (of course the Passat was in the garage). My experience? 95,000 miles with only 2 service matters. Fuel pump failed at 88,000. Parts and labor < $300. Replaced one CV boot at same time as a precaution. Parts and Labor also about $300. That's it. Outstanding performance and handling. Understated but elegant interior. Good ergonomics. Seats were firm but wonderful for long trips.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 5900 rpm
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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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: , , . 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), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (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).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $297 on one of 3 Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,995 as of09/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T is priced between $4,995 and$5,490 with odometer readings between 56755 and84940 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4Motion is priced between $5,650 and$5,650 with odometer readings between 128603 and128603 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Volkswagen Passat?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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