Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel

2005 Volkswagen Passat
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2005 Volkswagen Passat


  • Better handling dynamics than most sedans in its class, excellent value in GL or GLS trim, roomy interior with upscale feel, outstanding build and materials quality, available all-wheel drive, unique diesel engine option.


  • Upper-level models are expensive compared to Japanese rivals, less rear-seat room and storage than competitors, V6 is down on power.

Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2005 GL TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
99,233 miles
Used 2005
Volkswagen Passat
Loudoun Motorcars
8.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
LOUDOUN MOTOR CARS located in Chantilly VA is the sister concern company of LOUDOUN USED CARS located in Leesburg VA.We are one of the renowned pre-owned used cars business, operating both in Chantilly VA and Leesburg VA serving nationwide especially the adjacent areas of tri states (DCMDVA) and WV with the quite satisfaction of hundreds of customers. With the each passing day we rapidly adding countless happy customers to our business circle having rating close to 5 (FIVE) stars. Prior to offer for sale, our vehicles are thoroughly inspected by the competent experts and if needed brought into compliance as well. Our prime focus in this essential area of life is to facilitate the customers with quality vehicles within competitive prices. We are continuously striving to provide full technical support to customers as per their requirement, help them to choose the appropriate vehicle which is best fit in their budget. We are committed to provide our customers pressure free environment with honest opinion. Third party Warranties are also offered if required by customers. We are glad to serve you anytime 11.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M Mon. To Fri. Sunday 12 PM To 05 PM LISTED PRICE FOR VEHICLE DOESN’T INCLUDE TITLETAXREGISTRATIONLICENSE, $299 PROCESSING FEE & FINANCE CHARGES. FINANCING AVAILABLE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. TRADE-INS WELCOME, ALWAYS OFFER FAIR BOOK VALUE EACH VEHICLE COMES WITH 3-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY AT LISTED PRICE. DISCLAIMER: Any warranty that is provided by a third party is provided solely by such third party, and not by us or any other of our affiliates. LOCATION:- This vehicle is available at 25280 PLEASANT VALLEY RD.UNIT 174 CHANTILLY, VA 20152 For Quick info pl call 571-349-3100 For Text messages 571-276-0137
Volkswagen Passat 2005 GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
132,978 miles
Used 2005
Volkswagen Passat
AutoTrend & Trucks
53.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
VA STATE INSPECTED. READY TO GO. Its below Kbb value to make a quick sale. Runs and drives excellent. Trades are well-come regardless of year, model ,miles or condition. We WELL-COME every one. Interior Condition is average for this vehicle. The exterior is clean and in good condition. The engine is functioning properly and has no issues. The transmission shifts very smoothly. The brakes are in great condition.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its fun-to-drive character, upscale interior and wide range of features, the Passat is one of our favorite midsize sedans and wagons. Don't buy your next family car without driving one of these first.

2005 Highlights

The top-of-the-line W8 model has been discontinued. The GLX loses its standard telematics system. New 16-inch "Rockstar" alloy wheels are standard on the GLS (in place of the former 15s), and new 17-inch "Bistar" alloys are optional on the GLS and GLX.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Very Fine Automobile
Dennis J,11/29/2015
I bought my 2005 GLS TDI new after test driving a base gas model. At the time, the gas and diesel models were the same price, the diesel mileage was far superior, and the cost of diesel was quite a bit less than gasoline so this was a no-brainer. Now, diesel is often more expensive than gasoline, and sometimes even 15-20% more, so the diesel advantage is not what it once was. Still, I like being able to go almost 600 miles on a fillup, and I love the power, reliability and longevity of this engine. I have 175,000 miles on my Passat and have not had a single repair bill outside of scheduled maintenance. The most expensive maintenance is the timing belt replacement every 80-100K miles. The car has excellent pickup, not as peppy as the gasoline Passat, but much better than most cars that I've driven, including V8s. The 10,000 mile interval for the synthetic oil change offsets the higher costs associated with changing the oil. This service, like most, is best performed by the owner, the dealer, or a shop specializing in German autos. Maintenance costs are slightly more expensive and servicing establishments more limited than Japanese, American, Korean or other cars, but the Passat spends very little time in the shop. I think that this has been an extremely economical car, but it drives as well or better than cars costing quite a bit more to purchase or maintain.
Great Car But.....
Purchased this car in 2010 with 67,000KM from VW as a pre-owned certified vehicle with a 40,000KM or 2 year bumper to bumper warranty. It has been exceptional for me during this time. I am now at 200,000KM and have serviced it regularly as required. I still enjoy the drive as I commute up to 2-3 hours daily doing sales. However, just had a major recent issue. My transmission quit completely out of nowhere. It is a self sealed unit and very difficult to service, nor does it say it requires any routine maintenance. This is a $4500 issue to get a factory repaired/replaced transmission from VW. Luckily I had a friend who rebuilt and swapped it for considerably less.
2005 TDI Passat Wagon
I love this car except for an experience last winter. I live in a cold enviroment. I was told the car would always start before I bought it. At minus 10, sitting outside, the car would not start. I had to have it towed to the nearest dealership. Once it warmed up it started without a problem. Everything checked out to be working correctly. I would not take the car back without an external heating device installed. The dealer put on a oil pan heater. VW Corp was contacted and asked to cover the installation. They declined to do so! I was told they would rather pay for a tow each time. What an inconvience for me. I was displeased with the customer service deptartment.
2005 TDI Owner
Up to 2009 car was great. Volkswagon decided to recall att TDI models for a R8 recall for the glow plugs. Being on top of recalls brought car in for recall and had it done in the spring time period. Well summer went by and winter was setting in (getting colder) my wife started complaining that the car was hard to start sometimes. I of course egnored it till I drove it. Well the problems with the dealership and Volkswagon began. Called Volkswagon direct and knotified them of a possible problem with thier recall. Brought it in and more than 6 months later. I got my car back with original plugs and waiting for volkswagon to find a glow plug that will replace problem plugs. Good luck to tdi owne
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Features & Specs

23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
134 hp @ 4000 rpm
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
134 hp @ 4000 rpm
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
134 hp @ 4000 rpm
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
134 hp @ 4000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Overview

The Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel is offered in the following styles: GL TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL TDI Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), and GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel GL TDI is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 99233 and99233 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel GLS TDI is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 132978 and132978 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Volkswagen Passat?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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