Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Diesel

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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.


  • Fun to drive, excellent value in GL or GLS trim, roomy interior with upscale feel, outstanding build and materials quality, available all-wheel drive.


  • Expensive upper-level models, less rear-seat room than some competitors, some confusing interior controls.

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Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2004 84,541 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A) Stonehenge Gray Metallic Gray93,485 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes

-- Local Trade - 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS. Stonehenge Gray w Gray Cloth Interior. Equipped with Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Sunroof, Am/Fm/Cd, Clean Carfax,

Volkswagen Passat 2004 GLX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A) Stonehenge Gray Metallic Gray80,898 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLX
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
105,021 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Top Gear Motors
38.4 mi away
110,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
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Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
89,079 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen PassatGLS 1.8T
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Features & Specs

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)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower134 hp @ 4000 rpm134 hp @ 4000 rpm134 hp @ 4000 rpm134 hp @ 4000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Most problematic VW I've owned
This is my 4th VW. I had two '87 Jettas (one was replaced after having been totaled), and a 1999 Passat wagon that I bought used. The '99 was the BEST, lowest maintenance car that I have ever owned. I bought the 2004 Passat Wagon because they were offering 0% interest. I thought I was doing right to get a brand new car for a lower payment. I regret it now. In 2010, I spent close to $3,000 on this car for crazy repairs, along with other repairs that were under warranty or recalls, but still required the inconvenience of taking it in. Right now it is in the shop again to the tune of $1,000. I've filed a claim with VW Customer Care. It's a lemon!
A Portuguese view of VW Passat
My experience with Passat starts in 1999 with wagon 1,9L TDI with 110Hp, M 5 gear, after that i had the sedan too, with same motor. A few mounths ago, i change them for a new wagon passat 1,9L TDI but 6 M gear and 130HP and the sedan is now the Audi A4 with same motor. I like very much Passat, the price in Portugal is fair, about 35000 USD with taxes, for a confortable, reliable, economic and prestige brand car. I've never drive an automatic passat, i supposed its not so emotional. Comparing with A4, in Portugal we pay more 5000 USD, wich i think it don't worth, despite A4 being one of the most beatifull car in the world.
I've lost faith
I bought this car in July of 2004. The car was great until the winter came and it got cold. When it got below -20 C the car would not start. VW had such confidence it would start at this and colder temperatures that at the time it did not make a block heater for the car. Big mistake. The car was unreliable and has left me stranded several days in a row when it was cold and would not start. I since got rid of it and bought a Subaru. I will never buy a diesel car again in an area where it gets below - 20 C. This car is for only 3 seasons and not four. I have since read that VW has had numerous complaints about cold temperature starting problems.There now is a recall in effect for the fuel pump.
Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Overview

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

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