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2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... #4705085
03/24/18 10:04 AM
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gregk24 Offline OP
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For the 2018 model year, VW gave put a 2.0T into the Passat vs the previous offering, a 1.8T. Does anyone know if there are any flaws in the 2.0T? I know in years past they had issues with timing chains / tensioners etc. Thanks!


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705107
03/24/18 10:22 AM
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It's a solid engine now; it is in almost every VW line. The timing chain/tensioner issues were a generation or so ago. It only has about 4 more HP than the previous 1.8T that was in the Passats. Proceed with confidence! Looking to replace the Honda? grin


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 15K - PPE 5w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 23K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 158K - RT6 5w40
Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705116
03/24/18 10:29 AM
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https://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability-by-brand?min=2017&max=2018

https://www.truedelta.com/Volkswagen-Passat/reliability-282

https://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/passat/2018/consumer-reviews/pg-1/?sorting=CONFIDENCE

I'm pulling for VW even we don't own VW's. I hope they and other Euro marks begin prioritizing reliability instead of avante garde chic technology for those who lease cars. STill, not holding my breath.

It looks promising for the 18 model year, but even Yugo was decent in its new stages so....grain of salt.

Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available

Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4705139
03/24/18 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available

Because people like different things. The Avalon is a snooze-fest and the Maxima is a "sporty" POS.

The Passat is a solid car. I'd buy one over anything else in its class.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4705143
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The Passat is priced more in line with a Camry. A base level Avalon will be a minimum of $28k(negotiated) plus tax, title etc if you're lucky. The Passat seems to be a pretty good value for the money. About the size of an Avalon for the price of a Camry. Avalon is very nice but seems like a grandpa car. If I did a lot of hwy driving I might get one.

Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4705148
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Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available


Because the Avalon and Maxima both start at $33K, and that's for the base models. You can get a Passat R-line for under 20K and it's just as much car.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Delta] #4705164
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Originally Posted By: Delta
Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available


Because the Avalon and Maxima both start at $33K, and that's for the base models. You can get a Passat R-line for under 20K and it's just as much car.


I agree id take a passat any day over an Avalon or a Maxima


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705177
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Funny Link.

Had to do it.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4705180
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Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available

Some might ask why one would want an Avalon or Maxima when cars like the Passat are available for less.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705259
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I have a 2014 Passat Wolfsburg, so far no problems. Great mileage, good power, lots of passenger room, and an enormous trunk.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: redbone3] #4705654
03/24/18 06:38 PM
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I've owned Camrys and Avalons and one POS VW Eos with so many warranty problems in the first 30 months I got rid of it. No more VW products for me. IMO to compare VW reliability with Toyota is laughable.

Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705669
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A friend of mine owns a SEAT dealership which also uses the VW engine, very few issues with them and nothing noteworthy as far as failures go.


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Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Quattro Pete] #4705720
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available

Some might ask why one would want an Avalon or Maxima when cars like the Passat are available for less.


Because the love for VW's isn't plentiful on BITOG.....that's why.

Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4705787
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Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
https://www.truedelta.com/car-reliability-by-brand?min=2017&max=2018

https://www.truedelta.com/Volkswagen-Passat/reliability-282

https://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/passat/2018/consumer-reviews/pg-1/?sorting=CONFIDENCE

I'm pulling for VW even we don't own VW's. I hope they and other Euro marks begin prioritizing reliability instead of avante garde chic technology for those who lease cars. STill, not holding my breath.

It looks promising for the 18 model year, but even Yugo was decent in its new stages so....grain of salt.

Not quite sure why one would want a Passat when cars like Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima are available

Because Passat is a car, Avalon and Maxima are boats with four wheels for people who hate driving and usually do not understand it.


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11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: 2018 VW Passat 2.0T reliability... [Re: gregk24] #4705790
03/24/18 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: gregk24
For the 2018 model year, VW gave put a 2.0T into the Passat vs the previous offering, a 1.8T. Does anyone know if there are any flaws in the 2.0T? I know in years past they had issues with timing chains / tensioners etc. Thanks!

No issues. I had it on VW CC and never had single issue. Have on Tiguan, replaced tensioner at 67k, but tensioner is not a problem since 2012.
Just cut oil changes to 5-7.5k, and use oil like Castrol 0W40, Mobil1 0W40 that are available in Wal mart, and do not worry.


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