The car is dynamical and reliable. However, maybe its software requires some correction. This is motivated by following. Usually, the car's key is turned in its full range to start the car's engine. My car works well and there is no any warning signs on its instrumental panel. However, once when I turn the key only to get 12v ( listen radio), the warning signs 1. battery; 2. engine malfunction; 2. EPC appeared. These are serious warning signals. However, when I turned the key to start the engine and it started these warning signals disappeared. A reasonable question: is the car healthy or it should be brought to a dealership to repair? The VW administration was unable to answer this question. If this a mistake in the manual , which should indicate : read warning signals when engine starts or its software should be fixed .
If you recall German car manufacturers being the A game, think again. Those were the good old days. A VW on your grill meant stability and longevity. Now it means the owner of this car is a sucker. Rat-a-tat 4 cylinder engines in a mid-sized car probably should be available in this new techno world but it hasn't been fine tuned in the VW. The DSG modeled transmissions that they have managed to sneak past the NHSTA isn't fooling everyone and should send someone to prison this time. If you want a car with room for adults in the back-seat and reliable gas mileage, look for something else. I hear Honda and Toyota are also following the new "cheat the consumer" modeling of VW, so car shopping is going to take a while to get your money's worth... I actually bought a CPO which doesn't mean a damn thing. The car has been back to the dealer 8 times in 3 months because I can hear and feel the supposed AUTOMATIC transmission shifting gears, HARD. Does this car have a clutch? "Absolutely not (they say), if it had a clutch it would say so. The car has to learn how you drive so that it can respond correctly." Really? What kind of transmission LEARNS how you drive? And if that is the case, what does the car do when someone else drives my car? I know what a bad transmission is. I know when a clutch is going bad. What do I do when a clutch goes bad in my automatic transmission? The dealer doesn't know. VW's very own customer care center doesn't know. The most problematic part is no one cares. It's your car now lady!
2014 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
Do not lease VWs worst turn in inspection ever and have to pay for all the things that go wrong with it. Every ding scrape and things out. Horrible in the snow. Transmission has multiple problems and dealership and customer service is horrible to deal with. I have told friends and family never to purchase a VW. And now recommend the rest of the world boycott them.