Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat

2006 Volkswagen Passat
List price range
$3,995 - $7,000

Pros

  • Powerful engines, excellent ride and handling dynamics, roomy and upscale interior, outstanding build and materials quality, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • V6 models are expensive compared to Japanese rivals.

Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2006 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
131,000 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
2.0T
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
4-Wheel Disc Brakes,�_<8 Speakers,�_<ABS brakes,�_<AM/FM radio,�_<AM/FM w/In-Dash Single CD Player,�_<Adjustable head restraints%3A driver and passenger w/tilt,�_<Air Conditioning,�_<Anti-whiplash front head restraints,�_<Bodyside moldings,�_<Brake assist,�_<Bumpers%3A body-color,�_<CD player,�_<Compass,�_<Driver & Front Passenger Comfort Seats,�_<Driver door bin,�_<Driver vanity mirror,�_<Dual front impact airbags,�_<Dual front side impact airbags,�_<Electronic Stability Control,�_<Four wheel independent suspension,�_<Front Bucket Seats,�_<Front Center Armrest,�_<Front anti-roll bar,�_<Front reading lights,�_<Heated door mirrors,�_<Illuminated entry,�_<Low tire pressure warning,�_<MP3 decoder,�_<Occupant sensing airbag,�_<Outside temperature display,�_<Overhead airbag,�_<Overhead console,�_<Panic alarm,�_<Passenger door bin,�_<Passenger vanity mirror,�_<Power door mirrors,�_<Power steering,�_<Power windows,�_<Rear anti-roll bar,�_<Rear seat center armrest,�_<Rear window defroster,�_<Remote keyless entry,�_<Security system,�_<Speed control,�_<Speed-sensing steering,�_<Split folding rear seat,�_<Tachometer,�_<Telescoping steering wheel,�_<Tilt steering wheel,�_<Traction control,�_<Trip computer,�_<Turn signal indicator mirrors,�_<Variably intermittent wipers
Volkswagen Passat 2006 3.6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
117,659 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
3.6
List$5,850
Est.Loan: $120/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2006 3.6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
67,728 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
3.6
List$7,000
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
v6 SPORT PACKAGE! SUNROOF Clean CARFAX. Silver 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 3.6L 6-Cylinder FSI 3.6L 6-Cylinder FSI. Volkswagen Passat in Silver with. Recent Arrival! 28/19 Highway/City MPG
Volkswagen Passat 2006 3.6 4Motion 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
86,909 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
3.6 4Motion
Wessels Used Cars
79.3 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2006 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
123,121 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
2.0T
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2006 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
0
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
2.0T
Lititz Motorcar
99.1 mi away
List$3,998
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
&#39;&#39;QUICK TURNOVER PRICE&#39;&#39; CLEAN CARFAX REPORTED%2521 LOCALLY TRADED IN AND NICELY KEPT THIS 2006 VW PASSAT 2.0T COMES NICELY EQUIPPED WITH POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, ALLOY WHEELS, CRUISE CONTROL, CD PLAYER, AM/FM RADIO, DUAL AIRBAGS PLUS MORE%2521 %2A%2APLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY%2A%2A %28717%29625-4444 GIVE US A CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR STOP BY OUR FAMILY OWNED DEALERSHIP IN LITITZ, PA FOR A TEST DRIVE. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST AND HAVE A GREAT DAY. Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo,Anti-lock Brakes,CD Player,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Dual Air Bags,Keyless Remote,Leather,Power Brakes,Power Locks,Power Seat,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Trip/Mileage Computer,Turbo
Volkswagen Passat 2006 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
33,144 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Passat
2.0T
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
%282%29 front & %282%29 rear reading lights ambient lighting above center console,%282%29 front reading lights rear dome light,%282%29 trunk tie-down hooks,%283%29 pwr outlets-inc%3A %281%29 in front center console %281%29 in rear of center console %281%29 in cargo area,140-amp alternator,16&#39; x 7&#39; alloy wheels w/anti-theft wheel locks,16&#39; x 7&#39; steel wheels,18.5 gallon fuel tank,2-speed aero windshield wipers w/4-speed adjustable intermittent wipe feature,2.0L DOHC SMPI turbocharged I4 engine,4-spoke steering wheel w/height-adjustable telescopic steering column,4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,6-disc CD changer preparation-inc%3A wiring harness mounting shelf in glovebox,6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic & OD,60 amp/hr battery,60/40 split folding rear seat-inc%3A adjustable headrests folding center armrest w/cup holders,60/40 split folding rear seat-inc%3A adjustable headrests folding center armrest w/pass-through storage compartment cup holders,AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc%3A MP3 playback %288%29 speakers,Anti-intrusion door beams,Anti-slip regulation %28ASR%29,Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system-inc%3A doors hood trunk radio starter,Auto disc-wiping brake feature,Auto hill-hold brake feature,Body-color body-side moldings,Body-color bumpers w/chrome accents,Body-color door handles,Body-color pwr heated side mirrors w/integrated turn signals,Center console-inc%3A %282%29 cup holders,Central pwr locking system-inc%3A automatic door locks key-operated window open/close selective unlocking at driver door,Child safety locks on rear doors,Child seat lower attachment points & top tether rear outboard seating positions %28LATCH%29,Chrome grille surround w/black slats,City 22/hwy 31 %282.0L turbocharged engine/6-speed auto trans%29,Climatronic single-zone air conditioning w/dust/pollen filters,Collapsible steering column,Cruise control w/stalk-mounted controls,Daytime running lights,Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system,Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/covers,Dual tip exhaust,Dual-note horn,Electromechanical dual-pinion pwr steering,Electronic differential lock %28EDL%29,Emergency key stored in key fob,Front & rear coil springs stabilizer bars gas shock absorbers,Front & rear floor mats,Front & rear passenger assist handles,Front & rear seat belt emergency tensioning retractors,Front & rear side curtain protection,Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/load limiters pretensioners,Front MacPherson concept suspension w/triangular wishbones,Front center dome light w/time delay,Front door storage pockets w/rubber liners,Front seatback storage pockets,Front wheel drive,Full-size spare tire/wheel,Fully carpeted luggage compartment w/light,Fully reclining height adjustable leatherette front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints lumbar supports 8-way manual adjusters,Fully reclining height adjustable leatherette front bucket seats w/adjustable head restaints passenger lumbar driver pwr lumbar driver pwr recline,Headlights-on warning tone,Illuminated lockable glove box w/adjustable cooling feature,Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system,Instrumentation-inc%3A speedometer odometer trip odometer tachometer fuel/ temp gauges gear indicator warning lights tire pressure monitoring system,Integrated armrests in door panels,Integrated roof/window antenna,Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector,Mirror control pad w/joystick control,Molded door trim in leatherette,Multi-function trip computer-inc%3A trip time/length average speed/fuel consumption outside temp,P215/55HR16 all-season tires,Plastic loading edge protection,Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/vented front solid rear rotors,Pwr windows-inc%3A driver-side 1-touch up/down & lockout features pinch protection window lock-out feature on driver side door,Rear 3-point seat belts outboard positions have load limiters & pretensioners,Rear four-link suspension,Rear heating/air conditioning ducts,Rear seat interlock,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry w/trunk release & panic button,Remote trunk/fuel door releases located on drivers door,Seat belt reminder & fuel cap seal warning,Slidable folding front center armrest w/storage compartment,Tinted glass,Traction control-inc%3A electronic stabilization program brake assist

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its fun-to-drive character, premium interior furnishings and wide range of features, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat is one of our favorite midsize sedans and wagons. Don't buy your next family car without driving one of these first.

vehicle overview

The Volkswagen Passat has been one of our favorite midsize family cars since the late 1990s. And apparently, consumers agree with our assessment. Passat sales have increased more than six-fold since it first appeared in dealer showrooms. This sedan and wagon pair appeals to those who seek something a little different from the mainstream and are willing to pay a little more for the Passat's European style and engineering. Although still an impressive car right up through last year, the VW Passat had fallen behind its Japanese and American competitors when it came to power and interior room.

Volkswagen has addressed both issues for 2006, as the Passat has been graced with a roof-to-rubber redesign, one that leaves it bigger, faster and more luxurious than ever before. The new Volkswagen Passat is 3 inches longer and wider than the previous-generation model, and boasts an additional 2.4 inches of legroom for those seated in back. The cabin has been gussied up with class-leading materials to give it an even more upscale appearance, and smart, thoughtful tweaks have been made within the cockpit. The steering column-mounted ignition switch has been replaced with a dashboard slot; the vehicle is started simply by inserting a "key" into the aperture. Storage areas were at a premium in the previous Passat, but the new one offers larger bins and containers, and even an umbrella holder in the driver door.

The Volkswagen car gets more excitement under the hood, in the form of a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four (2.0T), which replaces the acclaimed 1.8T in VW and Audi engine bays. It's a terrific engine with lots of torque (207 pound-feet), and mates nicely to a six-speed manual transmission or VW's six-speed Tiptronic automatic. For those determined to outmuscle Altima drivers, there's a new narrow-angle 3.6-liter V6 with an output of 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is optional with the V6. The Passat's body structure is 56-percent stiffer than before, and this along with an all-new fully independent suspension, provides sportier handling than before. Body roll is muted around turns, and the squat and dive which plagued the previous-generation VW Passat are completely absent.

Whether you're in the market for an entry-level leatherette-lined commuter with the 2.0T engine and a manual transmission or an upscale family car with a leather interior and the V6, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat is unlikely to disappoint. Although it costs considerably more than midsize sedan competitors, the VW Passat has a premium feel through and through that competitors are hard-pressed to match.

trim levels & features

The midsize Volkswagen Passat is available in sedan and wagon body styles. (The wagon won't arrive until midyear 2006.) The sedan is available in four trim levels, Value Edition, 2.0T, 3.6, and 3.6 4Motion. The Value Edition comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, air conditioning, an eight-speaker MP3/CD audio system, cruise control, power windows and locks, keyless entry, power heated mirrors and a trip computer. Opt for the 2.0T to get alloy wheels, a 10-way power driver seat and a bigger options list. Step up to the 3.6 and you get 17-inch wheels, an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio and a power sunroof; the top-of-the-line 3.6 4Motion provides all-wheel drive as well. Options on the Volkswagen car include a sunroof, leather upholstery, an upgraded Dynaudio sound system and a navigation system. Among the exclusive 3.6 options are 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive bi-HID headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, 12-way power front seats, and wood or aluminum interior trim.

performance & mpg

Standard on Value Edition and 2.0T models is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four rated for 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed Tiptronic automatic. All 3.6 models are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. VW offers the V6 with the automatic transmission only. All Volkswagen Passat models are front-wheel drive, except for the 3.6 4Motion, which is all-wheel drive.

safety

Every VW Passat comes with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are available as an option across all trims. One neat feature the Passat offers is an automatic brake disc-wiping system that helps keep the brakes cleaner and more effective in wet weather.

driving

With its potent engine lineup and well-balanced chassis, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat is one of the most entertaining cars in its class. Either of the engines will satisfy, as the refined turbo four pulls hard right off the line, while the V6 offers more than enough power for any situation. The new steering system adjusts power assist based on vehicle speed and steering wheel angle, stiffening up on straight stretches of highway and dialing in more assist for turns. Although suspension calibration is weighted toward sporty driving, the Passat's ride quality remains smooth and comfortable (however, opting for 18-inch wheels can result in slight choppiness).

interior

Even at the Value Edition trim level, the Passat's cabin is comfortable and upscale in feel, with an atmosphere that's immediately luxurious and inviting. The redesign results in a more spacious cabin, with 2.4 inches of additional legroom for those seated in back. Although the 14.2-cubic-foot trunk is slightly smaller than the previous Volkswagen car, it offers more usable space, thanks to a more compact rear suspension design. Build and materials quality leads the class.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Volkswagen Passat.

Great car
Ray Ohio, 3/17/2015
I bought this 2.0T Passat in 2006 and have been driving it since then. Now it has about 100K miles on it. Great car. Never had any major issues with it. The handling is much better than some competitors in its class. My wife and I both like the look very much. So classic. I was surprised to see many negative reviews here, but I do understand normally only people who had trouble would spend time writing reviews. So I wanted to tell a little the other side of story.
Keep up with it!
Justin, 9/14/2015
This is NOT a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. It is INFINITELY better. Things people forget, however, is that with performance comes a lack of "reliability." Don't read reviews about how people have a lot of problems. This is not a problematic car. It is a car that uses performance parts that needs to be watched and maintained. Mine was big money to keep running, but worth every penny. It drove like a sports car, carried a family like an elite sedan, and looked more expensive than it was. It never had an issue that disabled it, and it never had an issue that wasn't to be expected with the high mileage it had. This car costs about $1500 a year to keep up with repairs and maintenance. Beware, and enjoy.
Excellent Buy for the Money!
Paul, 10/6/2006
I highly recommend this car if you are looking for a premium sedan that is fun to drive. With end of the year incentives it is a great buy for the money compared to the Camcords. If you must get the 2007 model, there are many options that were only available with the 6-cylinder engine that you can now get on the 2.0 turbo such as the adaptive bi-xenon lights, homelink, heatable windshield wipers, and dual zone climate control. This is especially true if you want a stick which was basically only offered in a stripped version in 2006. The engine is a well proven 200hp turbo that is also in the Audi product line. Reliability so far has been excellent. I love this car.
Awesome car until your engine blows
jeem8, 2/22/2012
Brought car in for fuel pump recall/warranty. It was running rough and finally the oil pressure light came on. Had car immediately towed to dealership. Told that the engine with 80K miles is ruined due to lack of oil. Car always had plenty of oil, but apparently the pressure was just low enough to damage engine even though the warning light never triggered before this episode. So a 2006 with 80K miles is toast. Worst car experience we have ever had and we will never buy/lease a VW again. Terrible reliability.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 3.6 4Motion 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 3.6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $193 on one of 6 Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.5 to 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T is priced between $3,995 and$3,999 with odometer readings between 0 and131000 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 is priced between $5,850 and$7,000 with odometer readings between 67728 and117659 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 4Motion is priced between $6,995 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 86909 and86909 miles.

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