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Great mpg and fun to drive.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

When I first purchased(was used) the timing chain broke and the engine was toast. Luckily I purchased the extended warranty and it did not cost me anything (and the dealership I purchased from does not service the car and they were driving it when it happened). They somehow put a hole in the oil exchanger and that cost me over $1000. I am getting 28. 1 mpg and I live in vt will hilly terrain so am impressed with that. Car is zippy and has good performance in snow as well. Does not wear tires and I like the fact that when you need an oil change the car tells you so. Wish that if a tire is low it did not just say low tire but tell you which one like the Volvo did.

- Beth H

The good, bad and ugly of the 2008 VW Passat.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It is a sporty car with turbo charged that really accelerates. It does have issues with headlamps burning out sooner than most cars and it also seems to go through coil packs go out more frequently than other year of Passat. It is a very comfortable ride with a lot of luxury amenities that are included as standard package. The last con of this year and model is it uses oil. It will burn about a quart every 1200 miles and has since it was new. Dealership said it has to do with the turbo making the engine run hotter. Overall, it is a great car. Fun to drive and handles superbly.

- Mary A

Great car for the money, cannot wait to get. Next one.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Bought this vehicle used. It had been great. Outside of regular wear and tear I have had no major issues. Regular oil change bought new tires and that is literally about it. One inconvenience would. I have to buy the most expensive gas cause it had a turbo engine, also I can only get the oil changed at the dealership, no one else carries the filter. Considering my next purchase soon, will definitely be another Volkswagen.

- Angela H

It is very easy to start going fast without realizing it.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I like the seats that are adjustable and can be preset for different drivers. I like how the headlights turn when you make a turn while driving. And I like the sunroof that you can adjust according to your preference and that you can lay the backseat down for more space if needed. So far I do not like dislike anything about this car.

- Dion B

Very peppy with turbo engine.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Really not many problems. Fan for engine stopped working several times but was repaired. Turbo gives it great acceleration. Air conditioning was repaired once in 10 years. Overall very pleased with reliability of this vehicle. Paint is not great on front hood. Lived in desert with lots of blowing dust and rocks. Many pits in paint.

- Cathy K

Volkswagen Passat review: overall great mileage and great highway mileage.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

The mileage in the city is absolutely terrible but great on the highway. I don't really have many problems with my car. The insurance may be higher because it is a foreign vehicle. I travel quite a bit, so I have to constantly put oil in my car. My windshield wiper fluid no longer will work for some reason.

- Lisa S

Car for the ages; Volkswagen Passat thoughts.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I think this car is very reliable and comfortable. It can be expensive if something goes wrong or breaks because Volkswagens only use their own parts, but I think it is worth it because their cars last forever from what I have seen. It has a lot of leg space and is perfect for traveling long distances.

- Caitlin B

Practical family car that meets the needs of your family.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Overall I like this vehicle and the features it provides. The one thing I don't like is the headlight went out and to get it fixed was very costly because it was more of a electrical problem than mechanic. The part to replace was $600 in order to have headlight fixed. Other than that it is a good car.

- Dianne B

The best vehicle I ever owned

2008 Volkswagen Passat Lux Sedan

I have no problems with this vehicle. It drives really fast and smooth, and is loaded with options. It currently has 200,000 miles on it. I have had it for 6 months and all it needed was an oil change. If you take care of routine maintenance this car will last way past 200,000 miles

- Amanda B

Overall I love my Passat and would tell anyone looking one to buy it.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

My Passat is sporty, comfortable and has many features on it. The only one that I miss is the electric passenger adjustment seat. I purchased this cart pre-owned with 75, 000 miles on it and now have 150, 000, the only repair I've had was a water pump and timing chain replace.

- Lawrence D

Volkswagen Passat has a great look comfortable and is great on gas mileage. .

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It's very comfortable great on gas perform well over long distance. . No mechanical problems so far. . Having some problems with the air conditioner unit blows hot air only on drivers side. . Door lock not working on drivers cost over $300 just to replace. .

- Mark N

VW passat wagon. Streamlined and functional.

2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo

Love this car. No real problems... . Very reliable. It also holds five people no problem plus it has storage n the back. Also has roof . Racks. I like how it looks also. Even though it is a 2008, it still looks modern. It also handles like a smaller car.

- Cathy D

That it drives well and gets good gas mileage. Drives smoothly and is a very comfortable car

2008 Volkswagen Passat

The look of the car is very nice and it drives very smooth. It's very roomy and fits a lot of luggage and golf clubs as well. The A/C doesn't work as well as I would like. Seems to take to long to get cold. Still haven't identified if there is an issue.

- Ann V

Serves well for a small family as well as a working professional.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

One of the windows started to make really noisy sounds when going up and down. There was some leakage of water when it rained really hard one time. Took it to the 4s repair and they couldn't find much of a problem. The car is sufficiently comfortable.

- Yvonne M

Good car good gas mileage.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Good road and travel performance. Also gives good gas mileage even with only having to use premium gas. Maintenance could be pricey at times but I use a another dealership that specializes in foreign cars for a much affordable price.

- Robin P

VW Passat, 2008.20t. If I could another one of equal condition I would buy it.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I love my Passat, it sporty, comfortable, great on gas. I purchased it over five years ago with 75, 000 miles on it and now have over 150, 000. The only repair I have had to make was a water pump and timing chain at around 145, 000.

- Lawrence B

For a wagon, it's really fun to drive.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Love the roominess of the interior. Love the drive feel of the car. Nice looking exterior. Dislike the way the windshield is curved which causes bad glare when the sun is a at a certain height. Dislike the repair charges. Expensive.

- Sharon B

No features at all. But a strong German engine. You gotta love it!!

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Very few features. No Bluetooth, no handsfree. Issues with muffler system, great engine and great handling. Good looking car. People stare. A German car is a German car. It is a dependable and reliable vehicle.

- Samantha V

2008 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Great car! Low cost of ownership, fast, handles well, good gas mileage. Very European firm ride however. I put 165,000 of the 200,000 miles on it. Runs like the day I bought it. I guess I got a good one!

- Darryl A

This car is extremely good on gas for a full sized family sedan

2008 Volkswagen Passat

This car is very awesome nice leather seats that are heated smooth ride has a turbocharger and very good on gas if taken care of will last a very long time already has 170k miles and still perfect

- Mark B

4 cylinder, 2. 0 liter turbo with leather seats.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Has great comfort with amazing features. Leather seats with the turbo make a great ride every time. It is a very reliable vehicle that is still running strong at almost 100, 000 miles.

- Justin W

Spacious and Reliable Car

2008 Volkswagen Passat

The passat is spacious and comfortable. I like that the trunk is big. The blower is a little loud when you turn the heat/ac up to 4. Solid car, haven't had much trouble with my vw's.

- april i

Affordable Luxury - Volkswagen Passat

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I love my car. It is adorable! With basic maintenance, it drives beautifully and is extremely dependable. I am confident that I will be driving this quality car for 200k+ miles.

- Stephanie V

It's a really great family car, good for travel, and smooth to drive.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I love my car! Tons of great storage. All the bells and whistles, leather, sunroof, digital dash. Leather is super easy to clean. It's a very smooth ride and easy to maintain.

- Jessie B

Gorgeous car and great buy.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

The car has great comfort and the accessories that comes with it are very convenient. The overall style of the outside of the car is very sporty and stands the test of time.

- Chris Y

It is comfortable to drive and sit in.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Comfortable, driving is fun, wagon is great. Wish seats had ac, and it was swiped with new safety features. Also the passenger seat should be automatically adjustable.

- Tara L

That it takes premium gas.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I like that the car drives very smooth. The leather seats and cool ac makes it enjoyable during the summer. It is also great on gas to make it to all destinations.

- Joshua L

Good price and value and great on gas mileage.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I like the way it looks and it is luxurious enough for me. The turbo makes it quick get up to highway speed. Plenty of room for people and lots of trunk space.

- Jen T

It always used about a quart of oil every 1,200 miles.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I love the zippy sporty car. Handles corners like a dream while still getting excellent gas mileage. Has most options. Very fun and comfortable car to drive.

- Mary C

Great car. . . Except in snow.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Love this car overall. My only complaint is how it handles in the snow. Highly recommend snow tires in the winter. Comfortable and fun to drive.

- Rachel M

burns oil like crazy, like 1 quart per 1000 miles.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Drives like a champ even with 185k miles on it. Seat has never been quite comfortable. Paint took a beating one winter and is rusting now.

- Dan H

My vehicle is very nice for those who are looking for a first time car.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

My car is a very reliable vehicle that is good in gas and very spacious for a decent size family and will get you where you want to go.

- Nicholas A

Very great car excellent on gas

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Very reliable, it has a huge trunk. Seats are very comfortable, fits 5 people comfortably. I have not had any issues with the vehicle

- Samantha O

It's safe and reliable and I enjoy driving it.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It's comfortable and has all the accessories I need for safe driving. It could have more advanced technology but is good for its age

- Kris R

Love the room of the hatchback. Love the leather seats because easy to clean. The gas mileage could be better though.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It is a fantastic car for someone who wants more room than a normal car. I've across the country a couple times in it.

- Olivia G

German engineering works!

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I like the solid construction—does not feel flimsy. It is reliable and gets good mileage. Nothing to dislike!

- James H

It's reliable and fuel efficient

2008 Volkswagen Passat

I bought it used at a very good price. The cost to maintain has been reasonable and it has been very reliable.

- Andrew G

Sedan that drives like a sports car with the fuel economy of a compact car.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

The sporty feel and the acceleration has. Comfortable drive with feel of luxury. Fantastic gas mileage.

- Mary C

It's getting a little old and I need to get the shocks looked at.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It's good on gas. It's large enough to haul anything I need to take with me. It's comfortable to drive.

- Mike H

My car runs very smooth and it is very dependable.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

My car runs very smooth and I never seem to have many difficulties with it. It has great gas mileage!

- Berkley A

It is good on gas. It is from a company that i trust.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

It feels like a luxury car. It does not give us much trouble. It is easy to drive.

- Barbara B

it works fairly well a little small

2008 Volkswagen Passat

small but gets me there...rear view mirror does not work well. AC is so so

- Victor H

Very good performance and low operating expense and upkeep.

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Excellent gas mileage. Great ride and performance. low upkeep.

- Layton W