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2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV

2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Mid-Size
21 (Est) mpg city / 32 (Est) mpg hwy
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August 23, 2012, 12:26 pm

Alec W

Question: VW Passat 2012

I am thinking of buying this "car of the year" (Passat S auto w/appearance, 2.5 L, 5cyl). Would you recommend this over other cars such as Toyota, Honda, Hundai?
What is VW's repair record with the Passat?
Should I wait for their new engine in a year or two?
Do the Passat need to be serviced more over other makes and are they more expensive to service?

August 29, 2012, 9:24 pm

Tyler O

German cars in general need a bit more maintenance and repairs than their Japanese counterparts. Hyundai has put Korea on the map in the last few years but the long term reliability of the newer models is a bit uncertain.

If you are mainly concerned with reliable transportation, you are best off in a simple Toyota or Honda. Non-hybrid, front wheel drive, manual trans or traditional automatic transmission.

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