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Our Expert Review: 2006 Volkswagen Passat

What a car!

by from Ottawa, Ontario, CA on November 1, 2012

Being a former Jetta owner, I really liked the style of the 2006 passat, recently took car on a 5,000 km trip to south florida and back,,,, what a hot rod....this car handles and drives like a dream, ...
Being a former Jetta owner, I really liked the style of the 2006 passat, recently took car on a 5,000 km trip to south florida and back,,,, what a hot rod....this car handles and drives like a dream, it is a great freeway car. no problems, never had to even add oil. I would recommend a test drive to anyone!
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Passat 2.0T Value Edition

by from clifton, new jersey on June 21, 2006

I first saw this car on the internet and i fell in love with it. It's ride is phenominal and i chose this car over Lexus, Bmw, Mercedes and Audi. I couldn't be happier and for $299 per month with no m...
I first saw this car on the internet and i fell in love with it. It's ride is phenominal and i chose this car over Lexus, Bmw, Mercedes and Audi. I couldn't be happier and for $299 per month with no money out of pocket, i got a great deal. This car is quick and i found myself doing 100+ miles per hour when i first got it. Now that i have become accustomed to the car i drive much slower. I would suggest this car to anyone and i will be getting another when my lease is up.
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4Cyl turbo engine failed at 26K

by from Nebraska on May 1, 2008

Like driving the car. Had an engine go out and a turbo charger and a catalytic converter at 26,600 miles. Emergency brake also failed as did the factory stereo. This was on a value edition we are leas...
Like driving the car. Had an engine go out and a turbo charger and a catalytic converter at 26,600 miles. Emergency brake also failed as did the factory stereo. This was on a value edition we are leasing. OEM Michelin tires are almost bald, they won't warranty them either. My wife drives the car 90% of the time and she is gentle. Hate using premium gas, it runs so poorly when it is warm with regular you have to pay the extra cash for premium fuel and that sucks. Wished we had got the Buick Lucerne or Acura TL now.
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Does not recommend this car

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The trunk that just won't close

by from Palm Springs, CA on July 14, 2007

Recurring problems with wipers, trunk, electrical, brakes, trim issues. Driving down the road, the trunk will open by itself, then latch won't close. Wipers work anytime they want! Brakes grind, tires...
Recurring problems with wipers, trunk, electrical, brakes, trim issues. Driving down the road, the trunk will open by itself, then latch won't close. Wipers work anytime they want! Brakes grind, tires wear quickly 2nd set in 20K miles. Interior parts, ie: window buttons paint peels, chrome flakes, buttons pop out. Radio works intermittently. Dealer is no help!
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Does not recommend this car

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Almost no issues; Postive experience

by from MA on December 10, 2006

I bought this in September 2005 (new) and currently have 23k miles on it. I love almost everything about this car, and 99% of the time I actually find myself smiling because it's so much fun to drive...
I bought this in September 2005 (new) and currently have 23k miles on it. I love almost everything about this car, and 99% of the time I actually find myself smiling because it's so much fun to drive. I've had some issues with the engine light coming on (MIL) randomly. They misdiagnosed it a couple times, and eventually what I had been telling them from the start (the seal in the fuel tank/line is leaking) turned out to be true and it was resolved. This was the only real annoyance, which was partially my fault for not wanting to go in. Other than that, some chrome began peeling off the shifter after about a month and there was some minor adjustment to be made on the sunroof. They were quick to fix and not a big deal...initial bugs. I wanted to respond to another reviewer who was complaining about the audio volume and the tire pressure light. The volume is speed-responsive, which can be annoying but is increasingly standard on new cars. I've also noticed mine turn down the volume when I have the bass and volume turned very high, apparently to save the speakers (and my hearing). I noticed the tire pressure light come on during the first big winter freeze, with some alarm. It did it this winter, too (and only these 2 times) but this is a result of the much colder air (think balloon in the freezer). I'm actually happy the car let me know I should add a little more air, rather than having no sensitivity to this and leaving me to drive through the snow and ice with less-than-optimum tires... I'm undecided what to do when my lease ends, because I'm worried about expensive electrical stuff once the warranty ends. I may buy it anyways, or lease another Passat or A6.
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BEst Car I've Owned

by from Sacramento on April 14, 2007

Lots of great little features that you wouldn't think of. Great handling and we are very happy with the car. Purchased premium sound and nav system and WOW what a great investment that was. SacBee ...
Lots of great little features that you wouldn't think of. Great handling and we are very happy with the car. Purchased premium sound and nav system and WOW what a great investment that was. SacBee newspaper ran an article that Passat and Audi A6 were almost the same car ((??))
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Great Buy

by from Silver Spring, MD on February 15, 2012

This is a great car! It performs well and gets good gas mileage. For a used car, it's in excellent condition. I like this car enough that I would buy a new one the next time I'm in the market for a ca...
This is a great car! It performs well and gets good gas mileage. For a used car, it's in excellent condition. I like this car enough that I would buy a new one the next time I'm in the market for a car.
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My favorite car ever!

by from Prairieville, LA 70769 on October 25, 2013

This Passatt is reliable, comfortable & good on gas. I love it!!! I am planning on buying another one.
This Passatt is reliable, comfortable & good on gas. I love it!!! I am planning on buying another one.
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Best car I've owned!

by from Orem utah on January 29, 2014

Sold my 2000 jetta with 230k and bought my passat. Absolutely love this car! No troubles and still going strong with 130k on it. Best car I've owned so far!
Sold my 2000 jetta with 230k and bought my passat. Absolutely love this car! No troubles and still going strong with 130k on it. Best car I've owned so far!
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VR6-4motion Passat 06

by from SWMO on September 1, 2012

Passing my 2.0T on to my oldest college-bound kiddo. It's an 06 with 100k. Still love that car and it's been good to me. Wanted an AWD for Midwest winters. I found a one-owner with 57k (06 too). Love ...
Passing my 2.0T on to my oldest college-bound kiddo. It's an 06 with 100k. Still love that car and it's been good to me. Wanted an AWD for Midwest winters. I found a one-owner with 57k (06 too). Love it. 286HP vs 200HP with a couple steps up in trim level. Mine didn't have Xenon/HID or the DyneAudio system. So, I've added some "whiter" halogens and am upgrading the speakers and adding an amp. I'll likely keep the factory HU though--I like the indigo/crimson look. In short: fun, classy, dependable ride.
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