2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Best VW yet

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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


We have owned a bug (1972), Jetta (1987) and Golf (1995), and this Passat (2005). This car was picked by my wife with automatic, but the TDI was my idea. I was slow to warm to this car. Too fancy for my taste. But as time goes on, this car is becoming my favorite sedan. Solid build, no mechanical problems at all, and an ultimate highway ride (with 38-40 mpg!). The planets lined up right for the 2005 Passat TDI. Can't wait for my next VW TDI. I'm hooked.

Best Features

Solid chassis, firm highway ride, Bridgestone upgrade tires, decent stereo system, diesel mileage, gentle diesel rumble!

Worst Features

Increase hp and torque just a bit. Replace oem tires from Michelin to Bridgestone
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