2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Best VW I've Owned!

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Automatic)

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Best VW I've Owned!
By TDIMichMan on


2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


I've had my '05 Passat TDI for about four months now, and I love it. I was a bit concerned that it wouldn't be as peppy as my '03 Jetta Turbo, but it has quite a bit of zip. Its passing power could be a little better though. You just have to plan ahead a little more for passing maneuvers. The back seat is huge for a car this size. The gas mileage is awesome, although it will drop in the cold weather. Also, it's a dog on cold mornings, until it gets warmed up. Overall, I can't complain. For the money, it's a very nice ride. Now I just need to get used to the funny looks I get from the truckers at the diesel pumps, and the station attendants asking me, "Um, you know that pump is diesel?"

Best Features

I like the interior design / comfort, heated seats, trunk space, and great gas mileage.

Worst Features

Give it a better stereo and offer remote start.
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