2004 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: What's with the side chrome mo

2004 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLX Wagon (2.8L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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What's with the side chrome moldings
By Go2guy on


2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Looked and drove the Highlander
Limited, this Passat, and a Camry
XLE. This Passat impressed us the
most. I just bought the car and when
I went to pick up the new car. It
turns out both of the passenger side
doors had badly damaged chrome
strips. I refused to take the car
until they were replaced. The manager
said the problem with the chrome
strips happens in about one in 20
Passat Wagons...he said the
manufacture published a bulletin
warning dealers about the problem.
I'm worried the car might have
structural damage and the dealer is
pulling my leg. Does anybody out
there know anything about this problem?
I pick up the car in two days. Sure
would like to hear about the door

Best Features

Love the wood accents, and exterior styling.

Worst Features

Larger sun roof would be nice, put a/c outlet in the console between the driver & passenger seats for people in the back. Give us a usable console (currently to small). Big one...If they have a problem with the installation of chrome protector door strips fix it before the car is delivered.
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