2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Good Car Poor Realiability

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good Car Poor Realiability
By Dele on


2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I think VW ought to spend as much time on quality and reliability as they do on style! I bought the 2001 new passat, I pretty much know all the service guys in southeastern wisconsin by name by the second year, even though I do all the required service and do less that 12,000 miles a year! I have had problem from system failure to engine light on to tie rod problems in the first three years. This year alone I have spend over $2000 on the car! Even my friend's 2000 Ford Taurus is more reliable! I have called VW to complain, the lady politely told me I am out of warranty and there nothing they can do! I happen to have the 24 months full service warranty they had back in 2001

Best Features

The style and drive! People often think I paid more than the $25,000 I bought the car for!

Worst Features

I love the style and drive of the VW but reliability need to be better. VW please build more reliable cars!!!!!
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