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puny issues
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By elwood dinwoody
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Passat Wagon with 4 MOTION- Quiet, powerful, and
very comfy.Power seat acting up after 2 weeks, a
couple of bubbles in the dash vinyl, and the 'thud'
of the downshift into 1st at stops the only
complaints – wish I didn't have to deal with it; the
dealer tells me as I sat in the car to drive it off the
lot that they would need to reprogram the
computer on first servicing. Now, I can sleep at
night.


Best Features

Monsoon sound system and excellent handling at speed.


Worst Features

Reprogram the bloody transmission.


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Love My Passat Wagon!
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By mardimike
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Everything about it is great, bought it
new in January 2004. My husband pulled
a u-turn in it two weeks later (didn't
see the oncomining car) which required
front right body work. Boy, did he feel
stupid! It drives just great, love
the "bun warmers", blue lights in
dashboard, visability, and comfortable
seats. I am a realtor so comfort and
ease of ingress and egress are
important. Highly recommend it. Our
other car is a Saab which is expensive
for repairs and has had numerous
problems.


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Own 2002.5 MY/2003 spec
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By Love my 3yr old VW!
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

With 50k of miles my VW is holding up
well. No problems except the ECU for
the dash needed to be replaced. I love
the high quality feel of the interior
and driving dynamics. The 17" alloys
don't detract from the feel of the
ride and look great. The beige
interior gets dirty very quick tho so
its not recommended for families with
young children. The 1.8T with the
automatic has tons of turbo lag but I
can live with it.


Best Features

Tiptronic transmission. Love this feature, it gives drivers lots of feedback and shifts smoothly. I can red line the engine and the short gearing helping in city traffic but the engine gets exhausted easily at freeway speeds. 70 mph in 5th gear gets noisy.


Worst Features

Monsoon sound system not great. Rear washer not very effective. narrower door detents and three instead of two. larger glove box. More blunt front fascia, I tapped a post with my front bumper and misaligned the bumper and headlight.


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Wagon: Fun to Drive??
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By knelson
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 6M)


Review

After owning more cars than I like to
admit, this is a pleasure,fun,family
car.Sporty,FAST & classy to boot.Love
the speed and beautiful interior.Feels
more expensive than it is.Rear seats
fold down easily for hauling.The 4
motion saved me the 2nd day I owned
it.This car has spoiled me for
anything else.Own a Jetta too& will
always have a VW in my garage!!


Best Features

Interior and fast W8 engine.


Worst Features

Lower price


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Passat Wagon- fun, functional, awesome
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By Lise
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We bought the Passat after trying out
over 8 different models/makes. We
selected it because it offered all the
features we had to have in a car;
safety, economy, comfort, fun, and
looks great. The kids love it and are
excited for their friends to see it- no
wonder, it's a beautiful car. The
Passat is smater than the humans that
drive/ride in it- seats molding to your
own body, remembering you when you
return- even if someone else has taken
your place before. Hopefully this car
will last as long as the 17 year old
Saab we traded in.


Best Features

Awesome front end; solar panal will boost/recharge battery; the car is smarter than the humans inside- loaded with state of the art safety features; stops on a dime at any speed- no skidding.The computer system allows you to track mpg,mph,temp and more many features of your dr


Worst Features

Add a little space for storage for the drivers junk, make the back end look as amazing as the front end. Keep everything else the same!


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