2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: German quality is gone for goo

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GL 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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German quality is gone for good
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Was fun in the beginning. Now that the sludge problem (well known by VW, but denied - google the internet) has manifested itself the car is only driven when i know someone can come pick me up when it breaks down. After $7000 in engine repairs (all routine maintenance done on schedule by VW dealers) the car is running again but it took three trips back to the dealer to get everything fixed. "Sorry", "out of warranty", "haven't seen this problem in the 2005's are just a few of the things said by VW America and dealer. I'll never buy VW and would not recommend to anyone.

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Admit your well documented,engineering problems and provide repairs and corrective actions for your customers (even if the warranty is expired) before you loose all of them.
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