2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wagon 2.0 turbo from North America


Best in class!


Faulty seat belt switch caused check engine light to come on. Repaired by dealer and received a loaner Passat for the time. Great service.

General Comments:

Great car and such a value! Very well built down to smallest details. Beautiful dashboard and interior design. Lots of room.

Would rather have wood trim than silver, but it was a base model.

Great fuel economy and performance.

Interior quiet at over 100mph, but has some road noise on damaged highways. This can be an issue in North America as most roads are old and damaged by studded tires.

This car will satisfy people who want more than just transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2009

2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6T 280 HP from North America


I would not recommend the Passat 3.6 to anyone!


The seats (the sports package) were miserable from the very start. We took a 1,000 mile round trip, and we were squirming after the first 100 miles. The seats are very rigid and do not conform to the body.

The dash has numerous rattles and rubs, and they differ depending on the temperature outside. Part of the problem is likely the cheap plastics used on much of the dash in this $35,000 + automobile, and where they meet the polished aluminum, the results are horrid.

We are bitterly disappointed in the vehicle. My husband and I have both owned VW products in the past and have been very happy with them, but we would not recommend the 2007 Passat with the sports package to our worst enemy. The dealer tried to fix the problems, but it was too much for them, too.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful car as far as handling, speed, and the steering is fabulous, but when the driver is uncomfortable and being bombarded by rattles and squeaks, it overrides the pluses.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th April, 2008

14th Jun 2009, 07:13

I bought a 2006 Passat 3.6 Sport package about 2 months ago, and so far we love this car. I haven't had a single problem, and it rides so good and comfortable.

2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0T FSI from North America


You can't go wrong with a stick shift B6 Passat


Airbag fault light came on at 1200 km - this was due to having one of the front trim panels out and disconnected from the rest of the car.

General Comments:

I special ordered this car just before the cutoff for the 2007 production year because VWoA was doing away with the sport package for 2.0T cars. The 3-month wait was well worth it! The 6-speed manual transmission paired with the 2.0T FSI 16-valve inline 4 really makes this car GO! The seats that come with the sport package keep you well supported when you are in curves or making turns.

The electronic parking brake and the push-in key fob are the two features that you will have to get familiar with quickly, since they work differently from those found in most other cars. There are many other features that you will need to get familiar with, but you get a DVD that outlines these once you pick up the car.

You will have to spring for premium fuel and synthetic oil for best performance. Also, with the standard tires found on models equipped with the sport package, you can spin them without too much effort.

If this car is built as well as my previous 1986 Golf was (22 years, 460 000 km), I will be driving my Passat for many years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2007

2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 turbo from North America


Never again... back to Saab or BMW


1. Rattles in dash

2. Poor design - cruise handle and directional lever same size shape - confusing, chrome interior parts - reflection from sun is blinding

3. Engine stumbles and has HUGE turbo lag

4. Tires are noisy and have poor road feel

5. Poor headlights and high beams.

6. Lousy vent locations and adjustability, especially for Phoenix

General Comments:

Nice at first glance, but the warts come out fast..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2007

9th Sep 2007, 17:19

To say that the 2.0T motor in the Passat has turbo lag is to insult true turbo lag, unless your car isn't running well.

The 2.0T has little to no turbo lag, certainly much less than any SAAB. I would know, I have one, and have driven both.

20th Sep 2007, 09:16

I have to agree with the first comment that something must be wrong with your Passat if it has "HUGE" turbo lag. VW's turbo four was designed not to suffer from turbo lag. This is still a new car, take it back and make them do something about it!!