"I BOUGHT THIS CAR NEW AND IT HAS PROVEN TO BE VERRY RELIABLE.I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW MAZDA 3 FOR THE WIFE AND MY VW DRIVES JUST AS NICE AS HER NEW CAR. I WANT TO GET THE NEW MODEL BUT MY PASSAT DOSENT WEAR OUT.ONE NOTE NEVER USE REPLACEMENT BODY PARTS FOR THIS CAR THEY NEVER FIT RITE."
"A fun to drive, small yet luxuruious with a smooth yet gutsy powertrain. Handles well without sacrificing comfort. More expensive than Honda, Toyota or Nissan, but a definate upgrade. This car shows the quality of what German engineering has been noted for. No, I do not want to sell it! Im often asked.
The only nuiance I have is, as with all turbo aspirated engines, is the "turbo lag". Just something you get used to."