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Why (Not) the Volkswagen Passat?

Volkswagen Passat reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Passat.

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Volkswagen Passat Reviews

09/17/13

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  2013 Passat TDI SE 6MT
A member in Minnesota, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Powertrain performance
not so much powertrain performance but powertrain choices, esp the fact that that car comes in a manual transmission. unusual for a midsize car others makes/models with a manual would be ford fusion, mazda 6, honda accord (that i know of)

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Driving position & visibility
finding a comfortable driving position has taken some time. some cars it comes quickly and others it never comes. after about 3 weeks i have found a position i am comfortable with. it could still use some improvment; for example i wish the steering wheel telescoped another 2 inches, and i absolutely hate the 3 spoke steering wheel b/c i cannot rest my hand at the 6 oclock position. the steering wheel is the most annoying, a 2 spoke wheel or a 4 spoke wheel would be preferred.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Fuel economy, Color choices, Rear seat room & comfort, Discounts & incentives

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Quietness, Handling, Feature availability, Towing

This member owns or leases the reviewed vehicle.

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05/27/11

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling
Classic, non-offensive, looks solid, as if carved out of a single piece of metal.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Safety & braking, Materials & workmanship, Powertrain performance, Brand reputation & image



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11/04/13

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  Just about perfect
A member in North Carolina, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Powertrain performance
Amazing TDI power train. 43 MPG,!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Audio & nav systems
Nav is slow at start up. OK after 30 seconds or so.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling, Interior styling, Handling, Quietness



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07/14/13

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  Run away from this car!
A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Interior styling
Really luxe interior. Love the leather seats and trim.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Reliability & durability
This car has had multiple major breakdowns every six months since we purchased it in 2011. I should have known: looking at other models of this year, this car is historically unreliable. Do not get this car unless you like sitting around car repair shops and spending lots of money on repairs. Oh and because it's a VW you have to make sure you have a guy who really knows VWs. Twice the car was taken to general shops (ie non-VW specialists) and they caused problems with the car, leading to further repairs.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling, Safety & braking, Ride smoothness, Cargo capacity

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Fuel economy, Past personal experience, Insurance & depreciation

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04/23/13

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  2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
A member in Colorado, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Fuel economy
Routinely getting 45-51+ on the highway and 35-38 in town with the TDI

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Discounts & incentives
Volkswagen doesn't provide any incentives to buy the TDI.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Audio & nav systems, Front seat support & comfort, Quietness, Powertrain performance



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09/29/12

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A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Quietness
Regardless of road surface, speed, and ambient environment, it is difficult to have a conversation with another passenger inside the car. Engine noise is easily heard as is driveline noise.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Safety & braking, Reliability & durability

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06/13/12

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A member in Texas, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Ride smoothness
The Passat is the smoothest riding car weve ever owned. My wife broke her tail bone and we went looking for a comfortable ride. Good thing we tried the VW Passat. Smooth!

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Rear seat room & comfort, Materials & workmanship, Fuel economy, Warranty, maintenance cost



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04/27/12

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Discounts & incentives
Supplier discount

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling, Rear seat room & comfort, Dealer practices, Handling



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01/04/11

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A member in Quebec, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Handling
Crips, firm

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Powertrain performance, Exterior styling, Ride smoothness



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11/29/10

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A member in Georgia, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Handling
Robustness and charm of european engineering, it is truly quite unique.

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Ride smoothness



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11/11/10

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling
Classic Clean Look

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Safety & braking, Fuel economy, Driving position & visibility



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07/09/10

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Exterior styling
The car looks expensive and is different then all the other midsize sedans on the road. It looks refined.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Color choices
there isnt many nice colors to choose from. some are bland..

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Powertrain performance, Fuel economy, Reliability & durability, Safety & braking

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Insurance & depreciation, Audio & nav systems

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06/15/10

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A member in Wisconsin, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Past personal experience
Our 2000 VW Passat Wagon was one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned; it was rewarding to drive, had good fuel economy, and had no problem hauling all our gear for camping trips, etc

Other Reasons to Buy the Volkswagen Passat: Safety & braking, Cargo capacity, Fuel economy, Reliability & durability



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