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Started out GREAT, but high maintenance! by drc on 06/10/2011. Trim: 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX, Owned 6 years.
Pros: BEST HEATED SEATS IN ANY VEHICLE! Great initial power, maneuverability, gas mileage (25-31), easy to clean interior, feels safe, very responsive. Plenty of headroom in the front seats if you are 6'5" or under, but back seat headroom is lacking if you are tall. Huge trunk! Love the rear split seats! Easy to clean leather...stays well in condition. Not a fan of the dealership, but they are working on getting better; just not sure I want to buy another VW.
Cons: Had three MAJOR problems ($1,500 or more) starting at 55,000 miles. Back seat headroom is lacking for adults. Prefer clock to be on center console, love the dash and night light displays...resembles airplane cockpit! Initial tires were cheap GENERALS...that didn't last more than 36,000! Anything to save $$$ (dealers).
Overall review: I really love the color of the car, the interior, the sunroof and leather seats. The outside has beautiful lines and with tinted windows is pretty sharp. Not as maintenance-free as Volvo...or HONDA...expensive to repair. Mileage is GREAT: 25-31 depending on driving habits and I maintain flow of traffic.
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