2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Fun, Powerful, Addictive

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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Fun, Powerful, Addictive
By dyma82 on


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


I have own my Passat TDI for 10 months already and every day I like it more. This is a really fun car to drive. I have never enjoyed driving a car as I do with my Passat. It is powerful and fast. I also have a Toyota Tundra V8, and it feels anemic compared to the Passat TDI. It provides you with a lot of power at low RPMs. It feels like the car is very powerful in a nice effortless fashion since it doesn't need to shitf gears to accelerate. Now if it shifts...wow...get ready because it feels like a jet. Of course, fun and fual efficiency don't go together, but it is nice to know you have the choice to get 40 mpg if you want to.

Best Features

The engine, engine, engine. Sound systems is GREAT! The dashboard illumination is beautiful!

Worst Features

The side mirrors distort images badly. The front windshield has also distortion problems. Whoever is doing the glass work for VW is doing a very very POOR job.
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