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best sedan for the money
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By Irfan
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2008 Volkswagen Passat 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 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 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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but it was so nice for the first 15k....
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By Dan
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Loved the car for the frist 15K then the problems started happening. struts, valve bodie, alignment (still not fixed and dealership won't do anything about it) wishield waher fluid tank leaking had to be replaced, horn malfunction, rear window came of of track. these are too many problems for someone who takes good care of their car. aslo it BURNS oil! after 5k of the recommended 10k oil change intervals i'm over 2qts low, VW says thats normal? I have just under 25k on the car and have decided to say goodbye. I could not have imagined this, the car was PERFECT for the first 15K... if buying used watch out for the alignment problem, very comom i'm told.


Best Features

Storage space with seats folded down, great cupholders. Standard stero is nothing to complain about. GAS MILAGE, i get 32+ mpg highway going 70+ MPH, i will miss that, plus the 18 gallon tank i could cruse for 500+ miles per tank. automatic liftgate is nice! can't forget the turbo engine! quick!


Worst Features

build quality, better service deparment (some are better then others), not worth the 30K i shelled out for a new one. (i'm getting 17k on trade in one year later...)


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Good so far
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By carnut
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Have 13k miles on it and so far no problems. It's our first VW and was a little hesitant with other bad reviews of corky problems with VW's. Early on had the tire pressure light come on with no tire pressure problems. Also, started it one cold morning and ran really rough, turned it off, let it sit 10 min and no problems since. Did a lot of shopping and this was the best lease out there. $406/mo - zero dollars down out the door, 10k mi/yr 15K dollar residual 36mo lease. Looking back I would go with the sport package (different seats, climate, wheels & brakes).


Best Features

The gas mileage and power. Nice having good mpg's with the 4cyl engine while having the turbo when you want speed. Also, we use the rear window visors for our son all the time!


Worst Features

None so far.


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