Volkswagen Passat Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of Volkswagen Passat reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Volkswagen Passats with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Volkswagen Passats that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Volkswagen Passat lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen Passat has been recently.
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Volkswagen Passat Lemon Odds and Nada Odds through December 31, 2012General NotesNote the sample sizes in the right column. For a precise Nada Odds, it'd be best to have 50+ cars. For Lemon Odds, 100+. In most cases the sample sizes are between 25 and 35, and differences of less than six points are probably not meaningful. This is especially a factor with the "Lemon Odds," where nearly all scores are low.
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|28 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 105900 miles driven2002||Volkswagen Passat||Join or sign in to view|
|27 vehicles, 12.0 months per vehicle, 128100 miles driven2003||Volkswagen Passat||Join or sign in to view|
|29 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 79100 miles driven2006||Volkswagen Passat||Join or sign in to view|
|31 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 76100 miles driven2007||Volkswagen Passat||Join or sign in to view|
|38 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 51100 miles driven2008||Volkswagen Passat||48||< 1|
|43 vehicles, 10.8 months per vehicle, 15200 miles driven2012||Volkswagen Passat||67||2|
Competing Car Model Lemon Odds and Nada Odds Results through December 31, 2012
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Volkswagen Passat
|Brand Reputation of the Volkswagen Passat: Pros|
|2009||4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
|well know mark|
|2006||4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|Solid brand reputation, reliable and solid feeling.|
|2005||4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
|Excellent German car, cheaper than the others, but still drive comparable|
|2004||4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
|Very good, popular car.|
|Brand Reputation of the Volkswagen Passat: Cons|
|2002||4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|recall recall recall|