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2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 799 Ratings for the 2001 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    7.5/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.4/10
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Quite simply the best car in the snow, period.

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"We've had this car for over 12 years now. By far the longest we've ever owned a car. The bad....yep it's expensive to have worked on so find a good non dealer mechanic. The leather is low grade and has completely turned to junk in our vehicle. A lot of the interior stuff like door handles, glove box, trim, etc. has broken, some heat and air issues. The good....This car simply kicks butt in the snow and ice. I can't tell you how many SUV's and all wheel drives I've passed over the years turned over and in ditches. I would still take this car over any other (with good tires) in inclement weather. It's a very solid feeling vehicle with an excellant little V6 and transmission. We've never had any issues whatsover with the drive train, pretty good mileage too. I would say if you live in a snowy climate pick up one of these 4Motions for piece of mind!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Owned for 11 years with no major problems

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Owned for 11 years with no major problems"

Love this car!

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, sporty, good cargo space"

Cons: "sometimes parts are expensive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 2004 VW Passat Wagon brand new and I love it! I have the 5-speed manual and I love how sporty it is, yet can haul a lot of cargo. I have had very few problems with this car, it has been completely reliable even after 105K miles, and I expect it to be around for another 11 years at least. It handles really well, and the German engineering is top-notch. I would absolutely buy this car again, and will likely get the newest version when I eventually say goodbye to my '04 baby."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

best look VW PASSAT

By on Friday, January 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"MUST SEE DETAIL"

1 person out of 9 found this review helpful

Money Pit

By on Monday, January 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "lots of leg room"

Cons: "too expensive to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"ABS system went.....over $2000 Heater core went.....good bye another $2000 plus Now it needs exhaust system including catalytic converters... estimate is $3000 good bye to this money pit"

21 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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