2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: love mpg, hate electronic issu

2005 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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love mpg, hate electronic issues
By CAgirl on


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


I have had this car for 4 years and I have had some issues with the dash mpg display, when the car is hot it's half faded, the light doesn't come on when I open the door - I have to wack it to get it on and the lights for the temp controls don't come on anymore. I have taken it in to complain about it but each time the techs tell me it was working fine for them,fog lights and headlights burnout fast. I do love the fuel efficiency, I average 37 mpg on the freeway which is great on the wallet. Leather seats little uncomfortable during a long drive. My daughter kicked off the ashtray and elec plug cover with her legs due to center carseat position. I think this will be my last passat.

Best Features

Love the mpg!!

Worst Features

work on electrical issues, too many electrical things going wrong on this car. Get rid of ashtray and plug on center console. Oh, hate the dial you have to turn to move the seat back - talk about dangerous while driving!
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