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GERMAN CARS PROBLEMATIC OVER TIME by northern calif guy on 01/18/2003. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: CAR FEELS SOLID .
Cons: HEAVIER STEERING FEEL THEN I LIKE.. I'M NOT CONFIDENT RE-SALE VALUE IS AS HIGH AS PEOPLE THINK. A CERTAIN PERSON BUYS A PASSAT . GREAT CAR TO LEASE WOULD NOT BUY .ALSO NO MATTER WHAT ANYWAY ELSE SAYS A GERMAN CAR COST MORE TO REPAIR OVER TIME THEN THE JAPAN AUTOMAKERS .
Overall review: LEASE A PASSAT , BUY A ACCORD . I STILL DO NOT FEEL GERMAN AUTOMAKERS ARE UP TO HONDA ,TOYOTA ENGINEERING WHEN REGARDING LONG TERM RELIABILITY FACTORS AND MAINTANCE COST FACTORS . ONE MORE THING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LIKE THE 2003 ACCORD STYLE WILL CHANGE THEIR MIND IN 6 MONTHS, ITS ACTUALLY HAS GOOD LINES THAT DONT ASK FOR ADD ON GIMMICK STYLE STATEMENTS . ALSO THE ACCORD WILL RETAIN THE HIGHEST RE-SALE VALUE NO MATTER WHAT EVER WE THINK WITHIN A 4 YEAR RUN. AGAIN BUY AN ACCORD , LEASE A PASSAT !
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"A Looker with personal problems" by An MSN Autos Consumer on 01/06/2007. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS, Owned 2 years.
Pros: The exterior look is great. Heated cloth seats are very nice in the winter. The trunk is very large for such a small car. Good quality sterio system.
Cons: Small compartments inside the vehicle. The manual seat controls are a joke and impossible to use. Also at 21k miles the water pump went out. Then at 30k miles the thermostat went out causing the light bulbs to blow. Premuim gas only or you will cause yourself problems!
Overall review: Great looking car with good options and a lot of class. But also a problem waiting to happen. with all the warrenty work that has been done on this vwhicle and only 35k miles on it, I will be trading this off when the warrenty is up because the bill to repair this vehicle is outragous. Also with gas prices the way they are who wants to put premium gas in evry time they fill up. I would never buy a passat again
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Sold on VW by Jennybear from Tampa, Fl on 03/30/2004. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The passat is a great family car but with style. Very dependable and safe.
Cons: The power windows. I have been with VW for 8 years (3 different cars) and they all shared one common problem the power windows either the motors go or the clips break! Thank goodness for extended warranties!
Overall review: It's a great, affordable and dependable car! I would recommend VW to anyone.
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Great Car. by Danville. Il on 03/24/2004. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Whats not to like. It has everything I need in a car except a compass. It is a fun car to drive and the quality compared to the Honda I also own is far superior.
Cons: Brakes make noise when it is raining.
Overall review: I will buy another next time I need another car.
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Der Wunderkar by Cpt.Zone on 01/28/2004. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: There are a lot of things to like about this car. It looks good when you're going out on business, and you look good going out on a Saturday night- or a long drive on a weekend. It's fairly fast once its moving, you peg it to 3,000 revs, and it'll pull along right up to 85-90 MPH. Hoever, be careful on the street, because if you want to move above 25 mph, if you don't keep half an eye on the revs, the turbo kics in and you're going 45-50. The Brakes are hand of G-d. .Stereo and heating/AC controls are good. The sunroof is real nice, and is properly made. . It has a nice big trunk and the seats fold down if you have to move something. .
Cons: I dislike the manual controls for the seat. It has had some minor problems with a gasket, and some small elctricals- yes, they fixed with a smile and done with, but who needs the problems? Sometimes the car is made different for the sake of being different. Example, those VW wheels, where when you have to change a tire the nut and the bolt come out as opposed to just the bolt. You have to eyeball that thing just right to replace the tire- enough VW- get like everyone else. They told me that you could use regular gas. You COULD use regular gas, but premium is suggested- get to know where the cheapo high test is , and what days its on sale.
Overall review: Im leasing this car-I'll be sorry to turn it in.
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