2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 turbo from North America
VW isn't what it used to be...pity
Camshaft had to be replaced.
Fuel pump had to be replaced.
Driver side heated seat "half" works (only bottom gets heated up).
This was a replacement for a previously stolen 2000 Passat 1.8T. That car was spectacular, so we decided on buying a newer Passat with a 2.0T engine. Within the first week of owning it, it was already in the dealer twice for the fuel pump and camshaft to both be replaced. Because the car had only 100.000 km on it, it got me seriously worried about the problems I may encounter with this vehicle. When I drive it, the suspension constantly creaks and groans, and I feel as if it may need to be replaced within a couple years. I also found rust underneath the hood, which completely baffled me.
On the inside, the car is nice. It rides well, even if the seats aren't terribly comfortable. It has great quality of materials, and a good sound system as well. The trip computer and heated seats come in handy too. The speed sensitive steering, push button start, and tiptronic are nice features to have, that you may not find in all models of Camrys and Accords.
I don't know how bad the previous owner treated this car, but I sure hope it won't give me any more major problems over the course of time which I'll own it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st October, 2010