2007 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: German Lemon

2007 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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3.6 Sedan (3.6L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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German Lemon
By Kory on


2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


I have to say that this is the worst car that I have ever owned. I traded my 1992 Saturn SL1 for this car. My Saturn was definitely a "no frills" car that was perfect for my needs, which at the time was reliable transportation to and from school and work. My husband wanted a larger sedan. Our VW ran great for the first 15000 miles, then it was in the shop constantly. The car stalled frequently, lost power steering, had all sorts of electrical problems. A recurring crack in the fuel line was the last straw and we traded it for a Saturn Vue. I know others who have had many electrical problems with these cars. They are pretty but not reliable. I will never buy a VW again.

Best Features

Looks nice, but not reliable.

Worst Features

Figure out what the problems are and correct them. Ours was in and out of the dealership service dept. and many others have had similar complaints. Fuel line leaking seems to be a common complaint. I smelled gas in the interior of the car and couldn't figure out where it was coming from at first.
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