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Volkswagen Passat 2008

The 2008 Volkswagen Passat range of configurations is currently priced from $3,500. Our most recent review of the 2008 Volkswagen Passat resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Passat: Smooth lines, sleek shape, Clean and clinical cabin, Decent performance and good economy

The 2008 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Passat is also known as the Volkswagen Dasher, the Volkswagen Quantum, the Volkswagen Santana, the Volkswagen Corsar, the Volkswagen Magotan (China) and the Volkswagen Carat in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Passat 2008 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Passat here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I fold in the wing mirrors on my 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

    From what I can gather, the 2017 Passat in its Australian-delivered configuration doesn’t include the ability to automatically fold its mirrors in when you lock the doors. Certainly, you can do this manually for when you tackle an automatic car-wash, but that becomes tedious if you want the mirrors folded every time you lock and leave the car.

    But what’s interesting is that the car in other markets does, in fact, incorporate this feature, so it’s entirely possible, since your car already has the hardware) that the function is buried away deep, deep inside the set-up menus with a series of incomprehensible steps required to enable the function. Modern cars are subject to numerous hacks like this one, and a VW dealer might be able to point you in the right direction. It’s a handy feature and one that is valued highly by those who park on narrow streets each night. Actually, that’s why European versions of the Passat have the function in the first place, but it seems a bit mean that VW would drop it for our market.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2012: What does the flashing wrench indicator mean?

    Hi Chloe, the wrench symbol is the service indicator light on this generation of Passat. I would take the car to your nearest licenced mechanical repairer and have them read the fault codes logged in the ECU, which is basically your car’s brain. Basically, when a part of your car stops working properly it sends an error message to the ECU, which has an error code it can display when the mechanic plugs their scan tool into the computer. This model Passat had an issue where the service light would come on, requiring the ECU’s software to be updated by the dealer. I’d take the car in and see what error codes come up as the first job.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2013: Is my car safe after a transmission failure?

    There is little chance of anything else being damaged as a result of the transmission failure. I understand your concern about the safety of the car given your experience when the transmission failed and left you in a precarious situation, but the chances of it happening again are pretty slim now it has been repaired.

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  • Volkswagen Passat: Key replacement cost

    You can go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, but without more information about your vehicle I can't guarantee how cheap it will be. If you don't want to go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, check out this article for more options.

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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat 2008 is currently available from $3,500 for the Passat 2.0 TDI up to $16,900 for the Passat R36.

Pricing guides

$8,289
Based on 22 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$3,500
Highest Price
$16,900
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
103 TDI Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,300 $9,790
125 TDI Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,600 $10,230
147 TSI Sedan 2.0L PULP 6 SP $6,600 $10,230
2.0 TDI Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,600 $10,230
103 TDI Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,600 $10,230
125 TDI Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,900 $10,670
147 TSI Wagon 2.0L PULP 6 SP $6,900 $10,670
2.0 TDI Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $6,500 $10,120
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2008 Volkswagen Passat are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1820mm x 1517mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Passat 2008 Dimensions  include 1472mm height, 1820mm width, 4765mm length.
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
103 TDI Sedan 1472x1820x4765 mm 136 mm
2.0 TDI Sedan 1472x1820x4765 mm 136 mm
2.0T FSI Sedan 1472x1820x4765 mm 136 mm
125 TDI Sedan 1472x1820x4765 mm 136 mm
103 TDI Wagon 1517x1820x4774 mm 136 mm
2.0 TDI Wagon 1517x1820x4774 mm 136 mm
125 TDI Wagon 1517x1820x4774 mm 136 mm
2.0T FSI Wagon 1517x1820x4774 mm 136 mm
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Passat’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 2200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
2.0 TDI Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
103 TDI Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
125 TDI Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
2.0T FSI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 1500kg
2.0 TDI Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
103 TDI Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
125 TDI Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
147 TSI Wagon 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 1500kg
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2008 Volkswagen Passat will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Passat vary from 16x7 inches to 18x8 inches.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2.0 TDI Sedan 215x55 R16 16x7 inches 215x55 R16 16x7 inches
103 TDI Sedan 215x55 R16 16x7 inches 215x55 R16 16x7 inches
2.0 TDI Sedan 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2.0T FSI Sedan 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2.0 TDI Wagon 215x55 R16 16x7 inches 215x55 R16 16x7 inches
103 TDI Wagon 215x55 R16 16x7 inches 215x55 R16 16x7 inches
2.0T FSI Wagon 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
125 TDI Wagon 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
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Volkswagen Passat 2008 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2008 Volkswagen Passat is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Passat currently offers fuel consumption from 6.6 to 10.7L/100km. The Volkswagen Passat is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and PULP.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
103 TDI Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 6.6L/100km
147 TSI Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 8.7L/100km
103 TDI Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 6.7L/100km
147 TSI Wagon 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 8.9L/100km
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