2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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 Sedan 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.
2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I bought a 2014 Passat Sport edition. Smoke was billowing from the engine within the first two weeks after purchase with six miles on the odometer. After several (3 to 4) recalls on the transmission, Bluetooth issues, many hours at their service center and an attorney, the car was finally re-purchased by VW and then re-sold at auction. I had to pay an additional several thousand to get out from the loan and legal fees. I would not purchase a VW again, and I wouldn't recommend anyone buying one. Buying a car is one of the biggest investments you make so make sure to invest in a brand that stands behind their product.
2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
The car gets great gas mileage. I get around 37 on the highway. The car is fun to drive and has good acceleration. I've owned the car almost 3 years now and have never had an issue. I think it's the best value out there. The car is big. Big back seat, Big trunk. Great car for taller drivers too!