2008 Volkswagen Passat
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German Joy

by from Dallas, Texas on March 8, 2009

I always assumed the best was Honda...then I test drove the passat. If you are considering any japanese car, do yourself a favor and test the passat. Looks like a family car but drives and feels like ...
I always assumed the best was Honda...then I test drove the passat. If you are considering any japanese car, do yourself a favor and test the passat. Looks like a family car but drives and feels like a porsche.
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I love my VW Passat!!

by from Lebanon, MO on June 6, 2011

We've only had it 3 months but we're loving it so far. It's luxury-like and the gas mileage is excellent (near 30 mpg). I was a bit afraid to downsize from an SUV to a mid-size sedan but it's been an ...
We've only had it 3 months but we're loving it so far. It's luxury-like and the gas mileage is excellent (near 30 mpg). I was a bit afraid to downsize from an SUV to a mid-size sedan but it's been an easy adjustment since the Passat is so fun to drive. The interior is great and I love the little extras like the iPhone aux outlet, back seat window shades (for my kiddos) and bluetooth capability. I get a lot of compliments on my pretty car and most say it looks like a high-end sedan. If you're considering a sedan, I highly recommend getting a VW Passat!
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Awesome car! Fun to drive.

by from Bakersfield, California on May 30, 2008

Just purchased the 2008 Komfort Passat and we love it. It is a 4 cylinder with turbo/triptonic and it moves like an 8 cylinder. I just wish that it would have come with a navigation system, especially...
Just purchased the 2008 Komfort Passat and we love it. It is a 4 cylinder with turbo/triptonic and it moves like an 8 cylinder. I just wish that it would have come with a navigation system, especially for the price tag. It does have a six CD in dash changer though and other bells and whistles. We looked at the Lexus IS 250, Honda Accord, and Camry. The Lexus IS 250 was way too small. No leg room in the vehicle and felt a little claustrophobic. I expected more for the price tag! The other two vehicles just didn't blow me away like the Passat. I just love the European flair and styling that it delivers.
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always amazed

by from el paso texas on December 17, 2011

i purchased my 2008 passat brand new when i heard rumors of it being replaced by the CC since then i have put 54,000 mils on it with all maintanace done on schedule. i do admit it can be expensive at ...
i purchased my 2008 passat brand new when i heard rumors of it being replaced by the CC since then i have put 54,000 mils on it with all maintanace done on schedule. i do admit it can be expensive at times but that why i purchased mine with 100,000 mile warranty. the most common issue i have is the fuel cap needs to be replaced a lot, if you wash your car and dont clean around the fuel cap the seal goes bad, i made the common mistake by adding rims to the car and went back to the original rims and tires after 6 months the handling is to nice to ruin with rims. i always wash the engine and i now have a tensioner that is making noise do to my obsesion with having a clean engine bay. lets face it its an audi in sheeps clothing. i average 33 to 38 miles per gallon when lite on the pedal too.
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Very sporty for a family sedan

by from Washington, D.C. on August 13, 2008

Good fuel economy and power with the 4 cylinder turbo. Great handling and comfortable interior. Great car for the price.
Good fuel economy and power with the 4 cylinder turbo. Great handling and comfortable interior. Great car for the price.
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Best Car

by from New York, NY on August 23, 2011

This car is the best car for the money. Period. Handling, performance, luxury. Phenomenal. Nice fat tires. Quiet.
This car is the best car for the money. Period. Handling, performance, luxury. Phenomenal. Nice fat tires. Quiet.
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Happy, So Far

by from Austin, TX on July 31, 2012

Got a great price on it, otherwise might have gone with a different make. 24 mpg in the city, just got 32 mpg on a trip to San Antonio, including rush hour traffic down there. Drives quite well. Only ...
Got a great price on it, otherwise might have gone with a different make. 24 mpg in the city, just got 32 mpg on a trip to San Antonio, including rush hour traffic down there. Drives quite well. Only downside is the road noise, but I'm accustomed to a Mercedes E-class. Interior (Lux edition) is as good as the Mercedes, with more features.
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VR6 Review

by from Los Angeles, CA on April 9, 2014

My wife and I have owned or leased 3 new Passats, a 2006 value edition, a 2009 lux and a 2008 VR6 bought new in 2009. All 3 have been very reliable. The 4 cylinder has plenty of pep but the VR6 is qui...
My wife and I have owned or leased 3 new Passats, a 2006 value edition, a 2009 lux and a 2008 VR6 bought new in 2009. All 3 have been very reliable. The 4 cylinder has plenty of pep but the VR6 is quite a bit quicker. I particularly like the way I fit in the car. I like to put my seat may back and put my elbows on the arm rests. Most sedans the arm rests do not extend far enough back. This is one of the only sedans that can accommodate me. I have gotten up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway from the VR6 which is my current car. We also have a Lexus SC430 which is a hard top convertible. The engine, brakes and transmission is not quite up to the level of the SC430 but the Lexus is 3 times the cost of the base Passat. The convertible is also quieter. The VR 6 will growl when accelerating at medium throttle and the wheels will turn over a little in first and second. It is a fun car in sheep?s clothing. The seats are a little narrow so make sure you fit in them. I plug my android cell phone into the car and listen to Pandora. The sound system cuts out when you get a call and operates out of the stereo.
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Superb Sedan

by from on October 28, 2009

When they say highway poise- they mean it! The V6 in Sport mode will pass nearly anything on the 2 lane. The car feels very stable all the time. This is a tank on wheels with good gas mileage. I was T...
When they say highway poise- they mean it! The V6 in Sport mode will pass nearly anything on the 2 lane. The car feels very stable all the time. This is a tank on wheels with good gas mileage. I was T-boned in the driver's side door by a chevy suburban going 50mph and I walked away! Rain-sensing windshield wiper technology still to be perfected. Low-profile tires make for a bit of a bumpy ride on the back roads - but otherwise very comfortable. Very reliable car if you keep up on oil changes.
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There are cars and there are driving machines.....

by from Corning, NY on November 8, 2007

This is the best car my wife and I have owned. We did not intend to purchase this vehicle, just compare it with the Saturn Aura, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, etc. We drove it and were quite literally b...
This is the best car my wife and I have owned. We did not intend to purchase this vehicle, just compare it with the Saturn Aura, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, etc. We drove it and were quite literally blown away. This vehicle makes you feel as if your feet are the tires and you're running the road. The safety features, the comfort and 'fun' factor is unmatched with the aforementioned vehicles. The kids enjoy the roomy back seat, I love the hold feature for city driving, she loves the zippy 2.0 turbo (okay, we both agree on that one!). Reliability is a concern for the long haul, but we'll keep it maintained and watch it carefully during the warranty period. Lastly, we were told that this trim level has complete control over computer functions relative to the display on the dash. That is not the case! The Komfort level trim does not allow programing of door locks, lights, etc. It is very limited and not at all useful. But, don't let that throw you. This is a commuter's joy machine!
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