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2004 Volkswagen Passat

$1,667 — $6,711 USED
5 Seats
21-32 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • Quietness
  • Automatic-transmission response
  • Seat comfort
  • Handling and stability

The Bad

  • Engine noise with four-cylinder
  • Seat-adjustment controls
  • Price of Passat W8
  • Diesel-engine performance

What to Know

about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • 4Motion all-wheel drive available
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Electronic Stability Program available
  • Unique engine in Passat W8
  • New diesel engine

Consumer Reviews

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Great running car!

by Jennifer Rodarte ' Native Pride ' from Denver CO on June 12, 2018

It's a great running car, has alot of power!! I am Very Satisfied with the deal HAPPY MOTORS Gave me!! Looking for a reliable car!? Read full review


Best Car Ive Ever Owned

by PassatW8 from Louisville, KY on June 11, 2018

Fun to drive! High Quality materials! Factory Sleeper! I have been shopping for a new car, but I can not seem to find one that I like as well as this 14 year old one. Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2004 Volkswagen Passat currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2004 Volkswagen Passat has not been tested.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Passat received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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