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great mileage by Michel on 11/01/2013. Trim: 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I have thr TDI Passat, and my daily commute is 55 highway miles each way, with the stickshift passat I get 48 MPG average
Cons: slight windnoise above 75 MPG around the window trim, I now have 7K miles on the car and the yellow check engine light has come on 3 times, after every restart the light goes off on its own. VM Mossy Escondido where I purchased the car says its likely a harmless emission sensor issue which they will look at when I bring in the car for service at 10K. Overall I am quite pleased with the TDI passat.
Overall review: If kept below 75 MPH fuel economy is great, above 75MPH it will go down fast
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money well spent by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/24/2013. Trim: 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L Wolfsburg Edition (Discontinued), Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: timeless styling, large real person room including rear seat, commodious trunk, new gas powertrain with direct injection turbo charged engine and 6 speed transmission, can be purchased without all of the superfluous toys. goes about its job with no nonsense German efficiency.
Cons: It could use a few more creature comforts.
Overall review: the title " noble steed" comes to mind in this review. from the flawless silver paint to the telescoping steering wheel, you just know there isn`t any room for buyers remorse. the execution of the final product fulfills the design promise. By comparison, many " gotta have" new car ravings seem almost silly!
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v.w. does not honor their warranty by Boricua from California on 01/09/2014. Trim: 2014 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium, Owned 1 year.
Pros: a car is only as good as the company behind it.
Cons: i leased 2012 passat v6 sel two years ago and I liked almost everything about the car. About two weeks ago I noticed 2 small tears on the side of he seat. iwas told that the seats were leather,the sticker says leather seats, but when i examined the material it was cloth backed vinyl ,and a very flimsy material. when i brought this to my dealers attention, he told me that v.w. would not honor the warranty and that I would heve to have repaired at my own expense. if a manufacturer treats a cusromer like that they lose him. They lost me for life. I would not reccomend any product that involves Volkswagen and would suggest you stay as far away as possible from any of their products.
Overall review: terrible customer service. unheard of in this day and age.
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A great engine, transmission, ride, and mpg all in the same package by Dan in Pensacola, FL on 12/16/2013. Trim: 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Leather seats, ride, acceleration, 18" wheels, Fender sound system.
Cons: Trunk is shallow.
Overall review: Some might say the Passat isn't stylish enough but I look at it like a "man in a suit" and they always look good. The new 1.8 Turbo runs great and on regular gas and doesn’t call for premium fuel like the 2.0T did. I have been surprised by how good my gas mileage has been. On my first two trips across town and back with no highway miles I averaged 30.8 mpg on my first round trip and 32.7 mpg on my first commute across town to work. I previously had on 2012 Focus Titanium which averaged 29.7 mpg on the same runs as above so I am very impressed with the mpg from the new 1.8T engine. I’ve seen various 0-60 times published in different articles but based on my experience they are nowhere near accurate has this engine gets up and goes. I love the fact now that I can both have a car larger than a subcompact and still get great gas mileage without running on diesel or a battery pack. A great engine, transmission, ride, room, and excellent mpg all in the same package.
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SHHHHH- it's a Passat by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/07/2013. Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This car handles great if I need instant pick up it goes no hesitation. Had a beetle previously and love it also and this was a big step up in size and comparisons. It is so spacious inside.
Cons: It has a bad blind spot and I feel it is due to the extra room between the door and seat .
Overall review: great car for the price and great road handling.
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