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Volkswagen Passat B5

2003 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 turbo diesel 130BHP UK and Ireland

General Comments:

car, fantastic power in the 130 wouldn#039;t choose anything

650 miles to a full tank, 55 on the motorway, and more if you#039;re

Extremely reliable, must regularly with the correct

Will last forever. A has one with 320,000 that#039;s going strong.

Was told not to buy mileage, but I trusted my instinct on one, and it turned out to be a great

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 from North America

I it OK, but don#039;t love it

Exhaust pipes began rusting probably around 110,000 and the noise finally became by around 140,000 miles. at an independent muffler shop for $250.

I read that ingress into front footwell is a chronic problem these Passats, so as soon as I had the car I removed the battery and hosed out the holes at the base of the windshield. were plugged with No water problems in the front.

But there#039;s a chronic water problem at the left rear I#039;ve had it at the VW dealership twice, but just end up washing my car without the problem.

The engine has an overly engine ventilation system; constantly some weird EGR going haywire at $450 a This causes pressure to in the crankcase, blowing engine and causing oil leaks. In the last two I#039;ve had the valve cover done, cam tower seals, as as some other gasket I recall, I#039;ve cleaned out the breather tube, and the thing blows oil and smells like about to burst into

When I bought the car, the seat heater didn#039;t The next winter, I got a letter VWoA announcing a seat recall. My driver#039;s seat leather and heating grid replaced for free, and now works

The interior is full of irritating and rattles, leaving an impression of In other aspects, though, the car pretty well-made.

Volkswagen Passat B5

The radio has static when over bumps. It makes me if the antenna has an intermittent bad ground. But the headliner to diagnose is just too and there#039;s no way I#039;d pay for a mechanic#039;s for that.

General Comments:

My car, a Volvo 740 Turbo, was comfortable, and when I first got the the seats felt much and just different. I figured get used to it, but after four with this car, concluded it#039;s just uncomfortable. The wide center digs into my fat leg, and I find a comfortable seating

At nearly 150,000 miles, always some irritating thing wrong with the but it#039;s been generally enough.

The car is seriously fast, well, is safe — and the manual transmission, kinda fun to

The Monsoon double-DIN radio is horrendous. Radio reception is and the sound is too bass-heavy.

Parts are

It#039;s nicer to drive an Accord or Camry, but it#039;s no

Would you buy another car from manufacturer? Don#039;t Know

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