2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T from North America
Go for it if you want to keep it at the dealership and not drive it over half the time!
11,775 trans shifted hard when braking
11,800 Window switch broke
11,900 suspension squeeks loud
12,450 sunroof molding got snagged on roof
13,000 gages would jump around and mis match trip computer
13,750 side turn markers take in fog
14,000 rims loose more paint (did not curb check)
14,500 rear breaks squeek
15,000 rear passager window hits window track
15,500 motor makes plastic rattle "due to air pump"
16,000 BEST DAY OF MY LIFE I GET A NEW TOYOTA COROLLA S!!
This was a 2005 VW Passat GLS with 11,750 miles VW certified... The nightmare begins. I paid 18K for it and the window switch broke, rear passenger window hit the track, trans shifted hard when braking, turn lights did not match, speedometer jumped around, trip computer would be reset with cruse on and not match actual car speed, suspension would squeaks over bumps BAD, sunroof molding got caught on roof while opening, rims got spotted and lost paint, side marker turn lights on mirror took in water, and so on and so on. I took great care of this car and was not a fool as to how to take care of and keep up with car care. But no matter what the car was just garbage. I called a lemon law legal representative and had said that it’s more common with VW, seeing as to how I could not believe all this was going wrong. I would NEVER tell anyone to buy a VW I mean just look at the reports. VW has the WORST customer service in the auto industry and do your math and you will see you’re better off with a real German car like Mercedes or BMW. Don’t inconvenience yourself with an Audi there just as bad if not worse. I now own a 2007 Toyota corolla S and even without leather heated seats and monsoon audio, I could care less knowing that this car run and drives great!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd June, 2007
3rd Jun 2007, 14:03
Dude, you're really nitpicky.
6th Jun 2007, 10:24
Do you just like Germans?
6th Jan 2011, 21:30
This car loves to be in the shop!!!
Passenger seat heater replaced, all the interior window molding replaced, heater core broke and sprayed oil out of all the vents (replaced it too). Oh, and I'm on the 4th set of axles/CV boots; it's eating them up like crazy, all new suspension (apparently if they aren't changed at 50K, it eats your tires up too and it did), new brakes and several warning lights...
The kicker is I'm just now hitting 75K. What a piece of s---. These cars are very picky on parts; it only likes factory parts, and it's not cheap.
My advice; stay away from this model at least.
My Jetta was a good car.