2005 Volkswagen Passat Comfortline 2.0 16v FSI from Brazil
Very well designed, but not well built
Air conditioning on hot days didn’t cool enough, but this was due to a clogged air filter. No problem here.
Engine idle started to oscillate and the car started to shake a little. Dealer said this was caused by improper air getting in the engine.
Cloth from the roof started to peel off on four corners of the roof.
Rubbered door handles and switches scratch very very easily.
A/C temperature controls have bad contact (when you try to select a temperature, it doesn’t obey).
Tire wear; it's two times the normal car (even with all the wheels well aligned).
Very well designed, but not well built.
Very comfortable ride.
Fuel consumption is very low considering its weight and engine.
Very good gearbox (6 gears auto). In normal mode the focus is low gas consumption.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2011