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.
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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), and GLS TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A). Pre-owned Passat Diesel models are available with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 134 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2005 Passat Diesel comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2005 Volkswagen Passat Diesel?
Price comparisons for used 2005 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:
The used 2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI is priced around $5977 with average odometer reading of 139193 miles.
The used 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI is priced around $6470 with average odometer reading of 123048 miles.
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Vehicle GL TDI Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
Review 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.
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Available Volkswagen Passat 2005 Diesel Trims: SE PZEV, S, SE, S PZEV, SE w/Technology, R-Line, Wolfsburg Edition PZEV, GLS 1.8T, SEL Premium, SEL Premium PZEV, TDI SEL Premium, 2.0T, TDI SE, V6 SEL Premium, Komfort, R-Line PZEV w/Comfort Package, Limited Edition PZEV, SEL PZEV, GLX, GLX 4Motion, Wolfsburg Edition, Sport PZEV, 1.8T Sport PZEV, GLS V6, V6 SE, Value Edition, GLX V6, Lux, Turbo, 3.6, 3.6 4Motion, Komfort PZEV, Limited Edition, 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition, Base, GL, SE PZEV w/Technology, SEL, Sport, GL TDI, GLS 1.8T 4Motion, GLX V6 4Motion, VR6 4Motion, GLS TDI, R-Line w/Comfort Package, GL 1.8T, GLS V6 4Motion, R-Line PZEV, W8 4Motion
Exterior Colors: Platinum Grey Metallic, Pure White, Candy White, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Black Uni, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Fortana Red, Opera Red Metallic, Fortana Red Metallic, Titanium Beige, Reef Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Urano Gray, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, United Gray, Glacier Blue Metallic, Blue Anthracite, Candy White w/Black Roof, Urano Gray Metallic, Blue Graphite, Island Gray Metallic, Silverstone Gray Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Fresco Green Metallic, Black Magic Pearl, Granite Green, Shadow Blue Metallic, Northern Green Metallic, Reflex Silver w/Black Roof, Satin Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue, Tungsten Silver Metallic/Black Roof, Bright Green Pearlcoat, Cobalt Blue, Mocha Anthracite Metallic, Northern Green, Pine Green, Satin Silver, Black Magic, Colorado Red, Mocha Brown, Stonehenge Gray Metallic, Titanium Beige Metallic, Wheat Beige Metallic, Black, Blue Anthracite PL, Blue Silver Metallic, Candy White/Black Roof, Colorado Red Pearl, Indigo Blue Pearl, Pacific Blue Pearl, Reflex Silver Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Moonrock Gray w/Quartz Piping leatherette, Cornsilk Beige w/Brown Piping leatherette, Beige leatherette, Titan Black leather, Titan Black leather/sueded microfiber, Cornsilk Beige leatherette, Moonrock Gray cloth, Black leatherette, Moonrock leatherette, Cornsilk Beige leather, Black, Moonrock Gray leatherette, Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Black premium leather, Cornsilk Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Moonrock Gray/Titan Black leatherette, Pure Beige premium leather, Moonrock cloth, Cornsilk Beige cloth, Beige leather, Black/Gray leatherette, Classic Gray leatherette, Classic Gray premium leather, Golden Oak and Black leather, Black leather, Cornsilk/Titan Black leatherette, Moonrock Gray leather/sueded microfiber, Pure Beige leatherette, Beige/Black leatherette, Gray, Moonrock Gray leather, Moonrock leather/sueded microfiber, Anthracite, Beige, Moonrock leather
Popular Features: Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Post-collision safety system, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Auto Climate Control, USB Inputs, Pre-collision safety system, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Remote Start, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Automatic Emergency Braking, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Lane Departure Warning, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Trip Computer, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof