2013 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Time will tell

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Time will tell
By marystdi on


2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


I just bought my Passat 2 weeks ago. My husband had been looking for us a new car and trade in our KIA Minivan with 191,000 mi. We travel. Was disappointed in the 3yr 36k mile warranty. Having a Kia was use to the 100K warranty. Shopped several dealerships and decided on the Passat TDI SE. Just to find the right color. Well found a dealer 1 hr away from us that offered a FREE Lifetime warranty on Engine and Transmission. Since we keep our cars a long time this was great. Well 2 weeks and 1000 miles first tank was 41 mpg city and hwy. Have noticed the 51+ on the display screen but we keep our mileages in a book.

Love it
Room Good Ride and Excellent quality inside and out. Will keep posing

Best Features

Great excelaration. Engine is quiet especially for a diesel.

Worst Features

Need 12 plug in rear seat area
Recommend (5) (4)

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By thedude12
on 07/13/13 14:47 PM (PDT)

You are comparing the KIA warranty with the VW warranty.. well, yes, the KIA has better warranty but for a reason, that is their way of catching new customers. The Korean cars are garbage and they lose value quick. A german car is always better built than any Kia. The two cars aren't even comparable.

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By simul8guy
on 04/09/13 06:04 AM (PDT)

The Passat comes with a 5 year 60K mile powertrain warranty and a 3 year/36K mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. While this is not as good as Kia or Hyundai it's pretty standard amongst competing models and Kia and Hyundai have no vehicle approaching the fuel economy of a Passat TDI. In fact Hyundai had to de-rate the fuel economy on all of their highest mileage cars because they were caught claiming false high MPG numbers.

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