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2006 Volkswagen Passat

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2006 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 508 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Comfortable, great fit and finish.extremely reliab

By on Thursday, August 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "well rounded vehicle + great reliability"

Cons: "nothing of note"

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

"I bought my Passat Wagon in 1988 as I had just retired and my yearly mileage went from 50K+ down to under 7K. Most of which was city driving mainly carrying my two dogs. The 2L turbo is not the most fuel efficient for the type of city driving I do (average 19mpg of premium)but longer trips gave me more than 28+ mpg. It is surprisingly sporty and will cruise at 80+ (if you are not careful). This the longest I have kept a vehicle and it has never let me down. One of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned.I service it every 6 months, it neither leaks oil nor uses oil between services. I would confidently recommend this car to anyone. It has the added advantage of an electronic parking brake which will hold the car on any hill and release with the touch of the accelerator, has and excellent and fast AC / heating system and heated seats.(The driver's seat also warms your back)"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Don't buy it!

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: unreliable

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "nice durable interior"

Cons: "in the shop again and again......"

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

"Interior held up pretty well and car is pretty quick with the turbo but constant repairs over the entire ownership of the car were very costly and annoying. Dash lights coming on constantly. Never ever will I buy another VW product."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great quality, reliable, good looking

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Style, power, handling, seats"

Cons: "No hands free phone, no light in trunk"

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

"I have owned this car since new and the quality, power, handling have exceed my expectations. I am trading my VW in on an Audi, and am going to be sorry to let it go. No issues with reliability, comfortable, and a great daily driver."

13 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Love this car. Very classy, does everything well

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
Not Rated

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

"First VW I've ever owned, and I'm not sure I can ever buy Japanese or American again. Car has very nice "feel" for the road, especially on highway, where it will cruise serenely at 90 mph. I regularly drive 100+ miles, and it's the most comfortable car I've driven, makes traffic seem less bothersome. Interior is absolutely first-class, a real European luxury automobile (I have the highest trim level w wood accents). Lots of smart design touches and amenities. A very upscale car. Reliability has been OK, but repairs can get expensive. I purchased as pre-owned certified w 30K on it, and now have over 90K, just beginning to experience some repair costs, ouch, but still love to drive this car."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

A great Car given regular Dealer Service

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

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

Pros: "nice ride and handling"

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

"I am pretty loyal VW customer. I have had many and as long as you take care of them by having all the recommended maintenance done they are excellent cars."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Excellent Handling but Expensive Repairs

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "excellent handling, good highway mileage"

Cons: "Only 16 mpg city not 20 mpg stated"

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

"I am really satisfied with my Passat 3.6 4 Motion wagon but the repair work is quite expensive. For example, a new headlight will cost around $425 installed at a dealer (they told me the front bumper had to be removed) but around $225 at a certified shop (they did not have to remove the front bumper so go figure that out) which was quite surprising to me. I have the lower profile version with oversize wide tires and the car handles like an expensive European sedan car. I am also impressed with the great acceleration. On a side note, I have never used the paddle shifters or Triptronic and I am not sure why both had to be installed. As for the interior, I have not had any issues at all so far but for the exterior, the rims seem to ding and scratch fairly easily. Be careful with the low profile front end because scraping curb parking bumpers can be an issue"

15 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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