The Volkswagen Passat, model 2002 was so comfortable.
Everything was OK except a little bit discomfort in acceleration. But it was ignored as it's from different company than the Toyota Camry.
The car went OK for 15 days. But once we went for a 45 minute drive, it started showing an oil engine pressure sign. We thought that the sign was for empty oil. We went to the Wal-mart for the oil change. But we didn't find it. We got the required oil as it is mentioned in the manual. We filled it. When it was about to check the oil level, the dipstick also broke down.
Soon after, we were on the way back home... after a few minutes, it started showing again the same sign as it showed before. We thought that the oil level may not be sufficient in the car. But soon after that sign, the sign was to stop the engine. We were scared in the middle of the highway. We stopped the car for a while, and tried drive at the slow speed. But one surprising fact is that as soon as you cross the 50 miles/hr, the sign blew up automatically. We drove the car at very low speed.
The next day, we took the car to the dealership to find out the faults. But the mechanics said there is no problem with the car. They suggested us to go to a Volkswagen dealership to make sure that everything is OK. We took our car back and went to another dealer store. But the car was OK. There was no sign that was blown the day before.
To fix the car's dipstick, we took it to the mechanics where only Volkswagen cars are taken care of. Everything was fixed. We asked them to find whether there are any problems. They said that oil level was a bit high as we added before. So, to be on the safe side, we asked them to have an oil change with the prescribed one in the manual. The car was OK. But soon after a week, the different sign came out. The sign was about cam sensor. They again charged to find out the problem and to fix the car. They are still unknown about the other problems and may charge more.
As we had many problems in a short gap, we checked the reviews of the Volkswagen Passat 2002, other customers also had the same problems. So, in the near future, we would not like to suggest others to go through this experience, as there are many problems and the parts are quite expensive too. Our Toyota Camry, (previous car) of 1996 still runs good and needs less cost and maintenance times than our Passat. We really want to get out of this car.