Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat

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2008 Volkswagen Passat

Pros

  • Ample power with either engine, balanced ride and handling, spacious seating for all, elegant cabin with exemplary fit and finish, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Prohibitively expensive with the V6 engine, options-laden four-cylinder models are pricey, too, excessive road noise with 17- or 18-inch wheels, poor fuel economy on 4Motion models.

Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2008 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
86,171 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Turbo
List$6,303
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo in Candy White, LEATHER INTERIOR, LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES, DRIVEN LESS THAN 9,000 MILES PER YEAR. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Volkswagen Passat 2008 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
113,086 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Turbo
List$5,199
Est.Loan: $107/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
83,171 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Turbo
List$6,399
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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$176 Below Market
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This Volkswagen PASSAT Turbo Charger Low Miles is ready and waiting for you to take it home today. Rest assured knowing that this Volkswagen PASSAT Turbo Charger Low Miles has the low miles that you have been searching for with only 83,171 on the odometer. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. Every aspect of this vehicle has been rigorously worked over with a MULTI-POINT INSPECTION guaranteeing your confidence and satisfaction. We know safety is key for purchasing a vehicle. We also know that this vehicle has never been in any kind of wreck. Looking for power? Look no further! This 2.0L 4 cyl engine has all the power that you want in a vehicle. Spend less time at the gas pumps with great fuel mileage from this Volkswagen PASSAT Turbo Charger Low Miles. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. Why not be pampered by your vehicle? This vehicle has all of the comforts that you could want. Nothing was spared in outfitting this highly functional vehicle. You will find every desirable feature accounted for. This vehicle has undergone a painstakingly thorough inspection ensuring it exceeds mechanical standards. The flawless finish looks like it was just driven off the lot. You'll want to take your shoes off when stepping into this one because the interior is exquisite. All the major mechanical systems under the hood have been inspected and are confirmed to be mechanically sound. Want to see the CARFAX? Not a problem. We provide a comprehensive CARFAX report for every vehicle on our lot. All our vehicles are CARFAX CERTIFIED which means that each and every one of them have measured up to our high standards and are fully documented by an included Carfax history report. Optional EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available for purchase upon request. Leave your credit worries at the door and shop at ease with the knowledge that we offer true GUARANTEED FINANCING. We get you approved! Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this vehicle has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Leesburg! Not a single dent or scratch! Powerful, luxurious ride. Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car! Super clean interior.
Volkswagen Passat 2008 Turbo 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
68,207 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Turbo
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$6,388
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Lux 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
108,794 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Lux
List$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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$151 Below Market
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Passat Lux, 4D Wagon, 2.0L 4-Cylinder TFSI Turbocharged, 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic, FWD, Reflex Silver, Black wBlack V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces, 8 Speakers, Air Conditioning, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Cruise Control, Delay-off headlights, Dynaudio Premium Sound System, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone AC, Front fog lights, Front Heated Comfort Seats, Heated front seats, Leather Seat Trim, Memory seat, Navigation System, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Rain sensing wipers, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers.Odometer is 4363 miles below market average! Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 for any questions or to confirm availability. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area! Some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale; may be subject to recalls for defects, from the specific manufacturer of the vehicle, which could cause serious injury. 2028mpg
Volkswagen Passat 2008 Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
56,320 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Komfort
List$7,500
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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TIMING BELT JUST DONE BY US! POWER TAIL GATE Extra Clean. Cobalt Blue exterior and Pure Beige interior, Komfort trim. Heated Seats, Sunroof, Multi-CD Changer, iPodMP3 Input, Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio, Non-Smoker vehicle. CLICK ME!CARFAX 1-Owner. Qualifies for CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT: UNMATCHED QUALITY4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 4 Star Passenger Front Crash Rating. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $29,100*.KEY FEATURES ON THIS VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT INCLUDEKEY FEATURES ON THIS VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT INCLUDE: Sunroof, Heated Driver Seat, Satellite Radio, iPodMP3 Input, Multi-CD Changer, Aluminum Wheels, Heated Seats MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. Volkswagen Komfort with Cobalt Blue exterior and Pure Beige interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 200 HP at 5100 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle.BEST IN CLASS: VOLKSWAGEN PASSATInside the Passat you'll find a combination of style and refinement unmatched by any of its non-premium competitors. - Kelley Blue Book. Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy.OUR OFFERINGSWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Pricing analysis performed on 10112018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Volkswagen Passat 2008 Lux 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
104,772 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Lux
(1)
Dulles Kia
6.5 mi away
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Komfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
91,172 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Komfort
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Lux 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
99,150 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Lux
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Komfort 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 01/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
76,622 miles
Used 2008
Volkswagen Passat
Komfort
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With their European road manners and beautifully furnished cabins, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon rank among our editors' favorites. However, budget-minded shoppers will find the midsize VW tough to justify over less expensive Japanese-brand rivals.

vehicle overview

Our editors' love affair with the Volkswagen Passat dates back a decade. Following a seminal redesign in 1998, this midsize sedan and wagon duo became the ones to beat in the family car class -- if not in annual sales, then in out-and-out desirability. It wasn't just that the Passat looked different from mainstream Japanese- and domestic-brand competitors, or that its cabin was trimmed to luxury-car standards. It was the way this VW drove. Its crisp steering and solid road manners gave it a level of character rarely seen in this practicality-driven vehicle class. If the Passat had a weakness, it was its slightly too snug interior, and Volkswagen addressed this in a 2006 makeover during which the car grew 3 inches wider. Although today's VW Passat lacks the tidy geometric proportions of the late '90s car, it has as much real-world passenger room as most rivals and retains a unique personality.

Prices have edged up steadily with the midsize VW's rise in popularity, though, and many shoppers will be surprised to find that a V6-equipped 2008 Volkswagen Passat starts out around $36,000. Fortunately, the base four-cylinder engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter good for 200 horsepower, provides perfectly acceptable performance and much better gas mileage. Although Volkswagen has reformulated the trim levels for 2008 (adding cute identifiers like "Komfort" and "Lux"), the base model (now called "Turbo") remains the best value and offers all the equipment most families will need. In addition, enthusiast types should note that only the base-trim VW Passat is eligible for a manual gearbox. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system remains an option for buyers needing winter-weather capability, but given the near-$40K price of admission, you'd be wise to investigate the alternatives, including the VW group's own Audi A4 Quattro, along with any number of crossover SUVs, before committing.

As much as we like the current Volkswagen Passat, from its meticulously crafted cabin to its engaging dynamics, this car is the high-end option in a vehicle class patronized by consumers who worry about mortgage payments and preschool tuition. For those running on tighter budgets, the Honda Accord (redesigned for 2008), Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry will undoubtedly seem like better values. You can equip all of them with powerful and relatively fuel-efficient V6 engines for about what you'd spend on a comparably equipped four-cylinder Passat sedan. The competition isn't as heated among wagons, but the Dodge Magnum, Subaru Outback and redesigned Volvo XC70 are all worth checking out as lower-cost alternatives. All that said, we have no doubt that many consumers will determine that the 2008 Volkswagen Passat, thanks to its elegant and smart design, continues to be a very desirable choice for a family sedan or wagon.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize car available as a sedan or wagon. Both body styles come in Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6 trim levels. Passat VR6 sedans can be purchased in front-wheel-drive or 4Motion all-wheel-drive configuration; 4Motion is standard on the VR6 wagon.

The base Turbo model starts you out with 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, a power driver seat, a telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, full power accessories, heated outside mirrors, a trip computer and rear-seat sunshades. Step up to the Passat Komfort and you'll get 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio, upgraded interior lighting and double-blade front sun visors. The Lux adds automatic headlights, leather upholstery, a power front-passenger seat, driver-seat memory, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and front and rear parking sensors. The high-line Passat VR6 adds 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, sport seats and an upgraded Dynaudio sound system.

Base Turbo models are very limited in terms of options, but you can get heated front seats and iPod integration. A navigation system and an underbody kit are available on other Passats. The Dynaudio system is optional on Komfort and Lux versions, while adaptive cruise control is an exclusive extra on the VR6.

2008 Highlights

Volkswagen shuffles equipment around, creating Turbo, Komfort (Ja, that's with a "K"), Lux and VR6 trim levels for the 2008 Volkswagen Passat line. Rear side sunshades are now standard on all Passats, as is a power driver seat. Formerly known as the 3.6L, the Passat VR6 gains adaptive bi-xenon headlights as standard equipment. In addition, the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is now standard on VR6 wagons.

Performance & mpg

All Turbo, Komfort and Lux models come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated for 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque. Base Turbo models can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. The automatic is standard on the Komfort and Lux. All 2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 models are fitted with a 3.6-liter V6 good for 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque that's also coupled to a six-speed automatic. Even the 2.0-liter turbo with the automatic is a quick combination: We clocked a Passat sedan at 7.7 seconds to 60 mph. Front-wheel-drive VR6 models better that time by about a second.

Fuel economy ranges from very good with the turbo four-cylinder (21 mpg city/29 mpg highway with a manual, 19/29 with an automatic) to dismal on the Passat VR6 4Motion (16 city/24 highway). Rated at 17/26, the front-drive VR6 model ranks about average for a V6-equipped sedan.

Safety

All Passats come very well equipped with safety features. Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are all standard. Optional for all trims are rear-seat side airbags. In National Highway Transportation Safety Administration crash tests, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat earned four (out of five) stars for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions. Side-impact tests resulted in five stars for front passengers and four for those in the rear. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scores the Passat as "Good" (the best rating possible) in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Driving

An impressively rigid structure provides sportier handling than previous Passat generations. Although the chassis is still tuned more for comfort than attacking apexes, body roll is kept in check and the steering is responsive yet light, without feeling overboosted. Factor in the powerful engines and the Passat makes for one of the most entertaining rides in the midsize segment. The only significant negative we've found in road tests is excessive road noise on models with the larger wheels and tires.

Interior

Every Passat presents a comfortable and upscale cabin. Fit and finish is superb and there's a feeling of precision to all the controls. Starting the car is a bit unusual but easier than the normal stick-the-key-in-and-twist drill. One simply inserts the "key" into an easily seen/accessed slot on the dash and pushes it to start the car. Trunk capacity stands at 14.2 cubic feet, which is about average for this class. The wagon has 35.8 cubic feet of cargo room with the second-row seats up.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Volkswagen Passat.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Love my Passat!!!!!
tiffanyrenee,03/06/2014
I bought my White, Passat 2.0T Komfort in 2011 used with 49, 000 miles. I had an oil consumption problem at first. I had to add oil every 500 to 600 miles but the VW dealership ran three oil consumption test found that there was a problem and fixed it. Other than some other recalls I am now at 83,000 miles and love the ride. I keep up the maintenance, bought new tires, new brake and rotors, and I am good to go. Did I say I love this car? I do.
VW Passat 4 Motion
bogolf,11/26/2010
Great vehicle for family and fun, powerful V6 with 4 motion traction. Make me anxious for the snow to fall. Nice interior, handles great, a bit large for my taste but I have a family so must compromise a bit.
Wish the execution was better.
squashpup,08/08/2013
The car itself, in everyday use, is great. Comfortable, good power, good gas mileage, styling is excellent inside and out, roomy, sporty handling, fun to drive with a good feel on the road.
Pass on the left, if you can!
Doug,08/19/2015
When merging on to the highway, this car is like a thoroughbred race horse jumping out of the gate. Left signal on, metal down, take to the express lane and hit cruise at 82. Slow down for the inevitable traffic delays with the left (-) paddle shifter & open the sunroof if it is a nice day. The sound system will easily drown out anyone else's sound system. I bought this car for its' storage. Right away it needed: igniters, fuel pump, axle, alignment, brakes, lights. Timing belt broke two weeks after dealer "inspected" it. Now, with rebuilt engine, performs like new. Body & paint are in great shape. Glass is all like new. Plastic body panels require ArmorAll. For an "old" car, the design is still fresh. Turns heads wherever I go. Blacked out all the chrome & lowered it, with some 18's.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 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
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Volkswagen Passat
Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: Passat Sedan, Passat Wagon. Available styles include Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Komfort 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), VR6 4Motion 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Turbo 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 01/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Turbo 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), VR6 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Lux 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Turbo 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 01/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Turbo 4dr Wagon w/Prod. End 02/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Komfort 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 01/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), VR6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Lux 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 01/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Komfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Lux 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Turbo 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Turbo 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Lux 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $176 on one of 6 Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,199 as of10/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo is priced between $5,199 and$6,399 with odometer readings between 68207 and113086 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort is priced between $7,500 and$7,500 with odometer readings between 56320 and56320 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux is priced between $5,495 and$5,495 with odometer readings between 108794 and108794 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 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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