2006 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Awesome car until your engine

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Awesome car until your engine blows
By jeem8 on


2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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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By barbiesworld
on 07/25/12 19:48 PM (PDT)

I own this car too and noticed it starts sucking up oil at around 70,000 miles but was told that this was normal. I have approximately 95,000 and now need an automatic transmission replaced for $4200. I would never buy another Volkswagen again, no matter how nice they look!!

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