"PROS: Performance/handling has been outstanding; no problems at all with drive train; more then enough power with 4-cyl turbo; plenty pf interior/trunk room for family & stuff; fun to drive.
CONS: More repairs & recalls then any vehicle I've owned; mostly small repairs; electrical system causes the most problems; would strongly recommend a more reliable car."
"This is my second Passat wagon. I had a 99.
Car handles extremely well, gets very good gas mileage, vey comfortable. instruments are easy to read and use. I have the 1.8 turbo and it can get and go ."
"My Passat GLS 4Motion 5 spd manual is my 4th VW. This car is the best VW that i have owned. I have had the car for 3 years and have put over 112,000 miles on my car. I have performed routine service, the timing belt (preventative), and the tires. The vehicle is a pleasure to drive, could have a little more power. It was a great buy at the time and I would recommend it to anyone."