"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"
"The best car I have ever owned. Reliable, comfortable, powerful, percise handeling, great gas milage, and with large storage capacity for this size of the vehicle. Just a pleasure to drive and will wake up any sports car next to you. Just sad that they have discontinued it in the Passat size."
Cons: "Locks unpredictable. Poor pick up at standing st."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"A good reliable car and well admired. Mileage good.
Minor complaints include the back looks all doors apparently at random when closed and the rear doors, again, at random, remain locked when exiting the car."
Pros: "Peppy and responsive from start to highway speeds."
Cons: "Vehicle is 8 yrs old. Headliner is falling out."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Volkswagon has maintained its state of the art mechanics and design efficiencies with the PASSAT. The vehicle is extremely reliable and roadworthy. Vehicle handling is extremely responsive and safe. Unfortunately, the installed 2006 auto transmission is sealed and cannot be routinely serviced."
"This car has been nothing but joy since I bought it used in 2012. Ive had the car for a little over 2 years and have only had one issue. The Check engine light came on one day but no worries! Took it to the dealer and they fixed it for free under a recall VW had sent out. Nothing else popped up. Compared to my wifes 2011 camry se, this thing takes it on every level. Power, comfort, road noise, even fuel economy. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great intro luxury car. You will not be disappointed."