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2003 Volkswagen Passat Reviews and Owner Comments

2003 Volkswagen Passat
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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews (7 reviews)
  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    Visitor, Alpharetta, GA, September 14, 2011 13:43
    Have had my 2003 Passat 1.8l wagon for nearly 97,000 miles. Its been one of the nicest cars I've ever driven - especially the reassuring feel on the road - very safe, very stable, very solid, very German. I've had very few issues, but I'm also very religious about maintenance and have a great guy, Sergey at Absolute Auto in Alpharetta, working on it - he's talented and reasonably priced. I'd recommend this car to anyone, especially as opposed to a traditional German luxury car - which I think mine really is!
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    Jmichael, Mobile, AL, December 09, 2010 14:44
    I've owned my 03 Passat, 1.8T for 4 years now. I've had pretty much all the same mechanical problems as everyone else. There is 1 very expensive repair I have to do soon and that's to replace the secondary air pump. VW wants over $800 to do it. I can do it for $350. Ignition coils were covered by a recall as well as the brake light swich. Oil leak is embarrasing when I park in a friends driveway. The only other issue I have with this small engine is turbo-lag and the drive by wire accelerator. I can't rely on a quick burst of speed to get into traffic. Throttle response is very slow. Also, the sealed transimission worries me that I can't monitor the fluid level and condition. Overall I think this is the safest car on the road. My wife was T-Boned on the driver side rear. I didn't know VW put airbags in the seats! Although expensive to repair comfort and safety earn high marks.
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    sevensunsailor, Grosse Ile, MI, April 06, 2010 09:16
    We have had 137,000 pretty much trouble free miles with ours (knocking on wood) Agree with one of the other reviewers about the outrageous cost of service at the dealerships. I wish we were getting better city driving milage as well.
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    emgdoctor, Dallas, TX, January 14, 2010 15:08
    1st new engine 35,000 miles. Second new engine 70,000 miles. V6 model. An absolutely beautiful lemon.
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    cdixon2500, Gulfport, MS, September 01, 2009 21:58
    This is a great car, reliable and fun to drive. The only issue is the outrageous cost of service. Nobody knows how to service or repair them except a VW dealership, and they charge a jaw-droppiing amount. I'd be a VW customer forever if I could get reasonable servie costs, but as it is, I'll never buy another.
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    dazzer, Beverly Hills, CA, November 16, 2008 12:27
    Overall, I believe this is a great car for the money. I've had to replace the brakes, ignition coils, cv joints, and rear springs so far. I know that I'll have to replace my timing belt and water pump by spring, but oh well, normal wear and tear.
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  • 2003 Volkswagen Passat
    rankman, Easton, MD, October 14, 2008 15:31
    Perhaps I got a lemon, but this car has been trouble since day one.
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