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2008 Volkswagen Passat Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by RonLux

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Reviewed: 2008 Volkswagen Passat

4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2008 Volkswagen Passat?

Powertrain performance

Super power pick up with turbo and smooth shifting automatic.

Handling

Responsive handing

Safety & braking

Every possible safety system standard equimpent except rear curtin air bags which are only a $350 option. Short stopping distances with good brake feel.

Fuel economy

Average 24 MPG in mostly city driving so far.

Why Not the 2008 Volkswagen Passat?

Reliability & durability

Minor problems so far such as driver information computer information screen showing inaccurate readings, example reading for average miles per gallon bouncing around from 78 to 08.

Price or payments

My turbo four cost $26,000 with just rear side air bags, heated seats and floor mats as options. About $3500 over a similar Camry and Honda four.

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