2005 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Money Pit

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

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Money Pit
By jjroadtrip on


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


Bought this car used in 2009, drive only highway miles and this car has been nothing but problems.
Last year alone it cost me $6500 in repair bills. VW dealers are no help, even with used car warranty it covers nothing.

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By danzip
on 08/10/14 14:15 PM (PDT)

You left out a few details about your bad experience! Like how many miles was on the car when you purchased it,,,,,,and did you not obtain a service record with it?? If not you are buying a guess package! I had a 2005 GLS 1.8T I loved it with all my heart, the only complaint I have had is at major intersections the electronics would cause the acceleration to pause (BAD) other wise it has been a great car until a bitch ran a red light and totaled my VW, it had only 39750 miles and my Metlife Insurance can't find another to replace it and wants me accept a measaly $5974.43 go figure :(

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By jjroadtrip
on 06/26/13 12:09 PM (PDT)

Forgot to mention I am now in need of my 3rd major transmission repair.

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