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3.6 SE with Sunroof and Navigation by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/05/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L V6 SE w/Sunroof & Nav, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The 3.6 offers excellent acceleration and good fuel economy. Interior room is excellent. Classy good looks inside and out. Quiet, smooth ride. Leatherette seats are comfy and built to last. Lots of pep from the 280 HP V-6 thanks to a relatively low curb weight of 3450 pounds.
Cons: No rear view camera or rear park sensors available on SE models. Air conditioned seats would be a nice option too. Styling may be too bland for some.
Overall review: Bought a 3.6 SE with Sunroof and Navigation. Drove both the SE and SEL models and decided I did not need the fancier seats and higher price of the SEL. The only other difference is a few chrome trim pieces and the rear view camera that the SEL gets. Watch out for the tires! SEL's have Michelins or Hankooks which were very quiet. Drove two SE's, one had Bridgestones which were VERY loud, bought the one that came with Continentals (as good as the SEL's Michelins for quietness). With a near 50/50 split of city/highway driving getting 24.5 MPG with fairly easy driving, can't resist the occasional burst though:) This is a very quick car with virtually no torque steer issues. Interior is very roomy for a car this size. Vehicle does many things very well. Happy with the purchase, oh and maintenance is covered for the first three years as a added bonus !
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Great Das Auto by Proud Passat owner - Pike Co. Illinois on 03/31/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The 2013 Passat handles good and has plenty of leg room. The trunk is extra large. The TDI is worth the extra money. Have less than 2000 miles and already getting 41 gpms. Traded a 2010 TDI Jetta in on it. No regrets.
Cons: Needs an electric seat on the right side.
Overall review: great car.
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Awesome car. by tmlima on 03/10/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: First the mileage. At under 6k miles I'm averaging 42mpg. I expect this to improve after first oil change. The DSG trans is very smooth. Regarding the 40k mile service, it is a fluid change that any DIY'er can do. The stereo is very good and navigation works very well. Car is very quite inside. After much research I decided on the TDI Passat because of mileage, strong engine and also the longevity of diesel engines. Yes I could have gone with a gas car that would get close to the same mileage, but it would be a tin can compared to the Passat. Diesel is more expensive, but most cars are tested with premium fuel to get those extra miles and also most require premium. Overall, excellent car.
Cons: Not much to dislike. All this is nit-picking. The navigation takes a few seconds to boot up. There is more road noise than I would like. But this is due to the tires that come on the car. The car doesn't come with heated steering wheel and no HID's. I'm really chocked at the lack of HID's because this is a luxury car. But again, this is really nit picking. 42 MPG's so far and expecting to get better.
Overall review: I absolutely love the car. As far as value goes, I couldn't beat it. Got an excellent deal on it.My monthly fuel savings covers the car payment. The rear seat is super roomy and the trunk is huge. I test drove many cars. Small 4cyl cars with similar mileage felt cheap and small. Hybrids didn't make sense because of the premium price and the cost to replace the batteries once they need replacing. The TDI Premium offers everything anyone needs in a car. I could get easily 800 miles out of every tank, but I choose to drive normal. This car has plenty of power despite the 140 hp spec. The torque is 240 lbs and that is what matters for normal driving. On the highway 80 mph feels like 40, and you can pass very easy and quickly. For people such as myself who drive more than the average person (i do 35k miles/yr) this car is perfect. It is absolutely awesome to take the car out and not be thinking about the mileage.
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Awesome VW! by James from North Carolina on 03/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L SE, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The features, the better than advertised gas mileage, and the interior room! Excellent build quality. Quiet ride.
Cons: It's hard to back up. I would like to have the back-up camera in the SE trim line.
Overall review: Overall an excellent car!
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Certainly a family sedan but it's really much more! by Moriah - Southern Tier of NY on 05/28/2013. Trim: 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Compare the Passat to anything else in its class, then toss in the TDI... At that point there is no comparison! Do you like elegance? Elegance is defined in many ways. I like to use beautiful women as a guide. Some use "enhancements". Be it surgical, loads of makeup, or jewels. Then there's the rare woman who uses none of the above and turns the heads of everyone in the room. Passat is that woman!
Cons: I didn't buy two.
Overall review: Everything as good or better than advertized! Not one complaint.
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