2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder. from North America


A great car


Two rattles from interior panels. Both were covered by warranty and fixed promptly by the dealership.

General Comments:

The Passat has been a dream to own so far. Compared to other cars in its class I believe it emerges as the front runner. It is very refined, quiet, and luxurious.

The power from the 2.0 liter turbo four is great! However, I will be getting an APR Stage I Direct Port Program soon in order to get even more power.

The car handles corners well, but there is a little body roll. However, it feels extremely tight and the handling inspires confidence.

The six-speed automatic is a great transmission and helps this car achieve great fuel economy.

This is a great car and I am very happy with it so far. I'd recomend to the Passat to anyone looking for a well built mid-size car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

15th Sep 2006, 08:46

I would imagine almost culture shock going from a Dodge Spirit to a Passat.

I'm sure the Spirit was a fine little car, but the power & sophisticated refinement of the Passat must've blown you away.

2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0T 2.0T 16v 4 cylinder from North America


German refinement at an affordable price


From the time I drove the car off the lot the ashtray lid did not shut properly, I will have it repaired next week. It should be covered by warranty.

General Comments:

For the price of $24,900, this car is handsome, feels solid, comfortable, and is very refined when compared to the Accord and the Camry. The car just looks and feels more expensive than it really is! The 2.0 turbo is quick and good on gas. With gas prices going up again I think this engine is an excellent choice with more power than most 6 cylinder engines I've tested. The leatherette seats look goodand feel good! They fooled my friends into thinking that they were real leather. I considered an Acura TL which I think is an excellent car except that it was several thousand dollars more. This car is very roomy. My 3 kids actually fit in the back seat with plenty of leg room for even my 6 footer friends. I miss my previous 2003 1.8T Jetta which was a joy to drive, but it lacked space. This car just feels and looks like a more expensive Audi. I think that once you become an owner of a Volkswagen you will discover as I did that these cars become like members of the family. It is really hard to part from them. I still have pictures of my jetta which I keep as if it were like one of my kids. I love Volkswagens and I really love my new 2006 Passat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2006

15th Apr 2006, 17:11

Hate to dampen your enthusiam, but my 2004 Passat was a load of trouble. Problems with power steering, a.b.s. cylinder head gasket blowing and numerous small problems. Got it fixed under warranty and got rid of it. Own a rover 75 now a much superior vehicle. Covered 35000 trouble free miles I will not buy German again.

2006 Volkswagen Passat SE Estate 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Test drive one - you will be tempted to part with your money.


First car I have owned that has actually dropped oil on my drive - caused by Tandem Pump fault.

Vibration under dashboard due to broken loom clips.

Intermittent rattle on front passenger door.

General Comments:

Having bought a VW Passat seven years ago and been generally pleased with it, I decided to buy this new one - having had two Audi A4s since the first Passat. The Audi/VW price difference has widened a bit too much.

I have been excited about taking delivery of this vehicle since ordering it last November. It has a light coloured leather interior, something most people don't go for these days - everyone wants black??? In my opinion it has a rather luxurious feel about it considering its price. The car feels solid, and is comfortable, with a good driving position. In general more than coming up to expectations.

It is a pity that the initial shine has been taken off the vehicle, due to the problems already encountered - however I was very pleased to get back into the drivers seat yesterday after having had a very drab new Golf SE for the last four days (all black inside).

I tow a caravan with my vehicles and on more than one occasion have had a juddery & rather 'smelly' clutch with my A4s - something that I have read is a common fault. I just hope that this vehicle is a little better in that area.

Early days yet, but have great expectations for this vehicle and hope that it doesn't have to pay too many visits to the dealership.

VW dealerships do seem to have improved over the past few years. The general attitude put out five years ago by VW dealers was that they did not need to sell the Passat - it sold itself - so I bought an Audi, as the dealership we went to wanted to 'Look after us' - which they did very well with both cars. Hopefully the VW dealer we are now dealing with will continue to give us the service that I believe we should receive - spending in excess of £21000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th March, 2006