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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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By TedH
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Komfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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A pleasure to drive. Powerful performance and precise responsive handling. Very safe automobile as proven by a 2000 Golf TDI that was totaled after I drove it home. Wife wanted a trunk, so it was a Passat. We love this car. 3rd VW in a row and payments remain same as the first thanks to the great resale value. I get about 32 mpg on the hwy and around 22-24 in town. Get one, you'll love em! Only thing I don't like is the $75 Oil changes. Go VW!


Best Features

Awesome drivetrain. 7 or 8 way seats Roominess Style


Worst Features

Make a front center console/armrest to match the rest of the quality of the car. Console Armrest Assy stinks. If you lean on it to adjust your position, it will fall off it's ratchet mechanism. Cheap compared to any of the rest of the car.


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Oil Burner
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By jimmydean
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Komfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I have driven this car 10,000 miles now. Changed the oil at 5,000 miles. At 9,200 miles the Stop Engine light comes on while driving. Check the stick and the engine was bone dry. Check engine light never came on. Brought to dealer and told it is normal to burn a quart every 1k miles. Dealer will not admit to engine problem. Now doing "oil consumption study". At 10,100 miles has burned another quart of synthetic oil. What kind of company is VW if it will not fix problems when presented with one. I feel totally ripped off having bought this lemon.


Worst Features

Dealer should own up to problems.


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best sedan for the money
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By Irfan
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Wife's car. Drives beautifully, specially on curves. accelerates like a beast. better than most V6s. braking system is excellent. rear AC vents a plus. adequate leg room in the back, as we have a car seat with a 21 month old. Excellent cruise control. Trip computer is very cool and intuitive. In door umbrella holes are nice. Triptronic feature is very cool but auto is easier. Sound system not the best but we got the cheap base system. metal reinforced back seat. Cannot get a "semi-luxury" german engineered sedan for a better price.


Best Features

Steering, turbo charged engine purs, road feel, not too stiff like BMWs. Push key start. pinchless windows.


Worst Features

eye scorching glare from the gear shift decorative thingy! We are thinking of putting elmo stickers on it!. Annoying "graded" volume control on base sound system.


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so far, so good
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By athena
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I bought my used Passat Base model 2 weeks ago. Drove a van since 1989. Love my Passat. It looks great, drives and handles really well. Good gas mileage, especially on the highway. Bumps are sometimes a little hard. Seats are very comfy. Loads of space and leg room in the rear. Wish more features were standard instead of optional. Good sound system too. So far, so good!


Best Features

Nice handling and drive. Attractive car. Good gas mileage. Lots of interior space, even in rear seat. Lots of storage for a car. Comfortable seats. Hope it's good in the snow!


Worst Features

Smoother ride over bumps. More standard features. No LED time showing for passengers unless radio is on. Windshield in Base model doesn't have tinted strip at top to filter sunlight. No fog lights, no heated seats.


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2008 VW Passat Turbo Sedan Manual
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By vwenthu
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Its been 18 months that I purchased this beauty and I am still as excited about it when I bought it. I was a bit skeptical about VW's reliability so it took me a while to post this review. I am extremely glad I made a great choice. Was tempted to buy Acura TSX but the looks, standard features (luxury options in other cars), roominess sold me completely. I couldn't believe that I have the base trim that comes with most of the luxury features you would like in your car. Not to mention the compliments you get.. You should definitely put Passat on top of your list if you want to have spirited and fun driving and euro handling.


Best Features

Manual tranny, Fuel economy 27 MPG in city, Leatherette, V6 like acceleration, Comfort, Heated seats, Aesthetic interior design.


Worst Features

Offer manual transmission across all trims or consider providing options to Manual transmission drivers like sunroof,steering wheel mounted audio controls.


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