Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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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 Wagon for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2004
138,595 miles
Used 2004
Volkswagen Passat
GLX
Sutliff Chevrolet
90.7 mi away
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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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great longevity
Lc,07/29/2015
I have the 2004 model. After 11 years and a great ( indy VW) mechanic and regular maint. and oil changes, I've had minimal costly repairs. Maybe, I'm in the minority but I'm holding on to it, with just 115,000. My last VW went past 200,000.
Trad d In the Car 2016- Emissions Tests Problems
nancy wiggins,11/18/2015
Love the handling& has enough power to make mountain trips a breeze. Replacement parts are too expensive for me. Low height is easy entry & a great feature but front bumper & oil pan (replaced 4 times-speed bumps)are too low. Very costly continuous repair on poor US roads.(NC&SC). Bought it to serve as a company car to haul executives as well as a personal car. Works well on both counts.Got the German made luxury edition and have enjoyed the features. The emissions system is a problem.
Please do not make a mistake of buying a VW
mandydj,12/18/2010
Worst car experience ever. Bought a 2004 passat wagon 1/1/2010. Had 60K miles. Every month or two, I had to put it in the shop. Brakes, belts, engine coils, thermostat, both front axels, airflow sensor, a/c unit, etc... all had to be replaced over the 10 months I owned it. Thank goodness I was able to get rid of it before the other well known things go wrong. I got rid of it at 74K miles... heard about the turbos in these cars going out, timing belt, etc.... never again.
I will NEVER buy another VW!
snowylmh,12/09/2010
Bought my car as a certified used in 2008. Of all the vehicles I've ever owned... this one has left me stranded on the side of the road the most. It doesn't even matter if it's not a major issue, it costs a TON to fix. It cost me $960 to put in a fuel pump! Six days after I gave birth to my son, it left us both stranded on the side of the road when leaving his dr appt due to the ignition coils... a recall that happened years before I bought it certified used-- but they didn't bother to replace it before selling it to me. I have spent far more than this vehicle is worth on the constant repairs. Can't wait to sell it! Never will buy another VW. Specialized everything... total hassle!
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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
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 6000 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

More about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is offered in the following styles: GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLS 1.8T 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 6M).

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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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