1998 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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creekrapids writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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The 1998 VW Passat GLS, 5-speed standard, has been a very good vehicle in terms of its appearance, performance, gas mileage, and the truck with drop down back seats give some good capacity.

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As what seems to be typical for German car, there are "electrical gremlins that seem to inhabit the car with some back door locks behaving oddly and one of the back seat windows also in this camp.

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It Was "love" At First Sight At The Dealer, If One Can Love A Vehicle. — It has been a great vehicle for long road trips. But, I am at a decision-point with the Passat having 287,000 miles on it and a newly cracked and leaking radiator with a front end package of $1,700 to 2,000 - the repair cost being more than book value I would think. And how much more "life" would be left in a vehicle that has had very regular and thorough car by very good independent garages? My household has three vehicles and the Passat is the extra more or less, but owned solely by me.

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Georgi writes:
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4

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enormous trunk

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terrible acceleration

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Familiy Car — Nice looking both outside and from the inside. The trunk is amazing, holds everything one family with a small kid could possibly toss in, but the 1.6 petrol engine is quite unsuitable for anything but barely moving from point A to point B, so to say.

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argenis writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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its a very fast car , its good on snow , and holds alot of cargo space

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it needs a tune up

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Its Been A Great Experience Having It — it was a great car to have around everyone in the neighborhood use to give me thumbs up , it was a very cool car and it has great exhaust sound . Ilove it only reason why im selling it is because i bought a new one

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Gabriel writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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4

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fast cheap car

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expensive parts

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Great Runner — fast 150 bhp turbo engine good quality build great leather interior nice overall looking car nice thrill when you race it,people do not expect much from a passat but not all are diesel avoid this sport trim passat because parts cost double the price then usual passat specially suspension and engine

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mehmet writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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Fun,Comfortable,Fast,Cheap,Safe,Nice car.

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well actually there's no real reason to avoid buying this car.The only thing that can make you think is it's a really big car(4.67 meters)so if you want something smaller go and die.

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I Love Passat!!! — It has a 150 hp 1.8 turbo engine.yeah i love my car.It can accelerate to 100 km less than 8.5 seconds.It's a veryy gun tu drive.Thank you.IT is a very high quality carMy daddy oened it for 2 years (2003-2005) even it was already 5 y.o. when we bought it we didn't go to service unless it was time to periodic maintence.It's really a masterpiece-both interior and exterior.-Ergonomy is excellent everything is at a place where they should be.It has relatively low fuel consumption.But of course it has a higher cost of ownership than a 1.4 liter car.But it has nearly no cost of maintence.I guess this car won't need a high cost operation even it's 10 years old.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rene writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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4

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Build quality and reliability

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Major services and engine repairs are expensive

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It's Worth It. — A cheap car that drives like a very expensive one. Reasonable performance, suprising economy and superb comfort. No rust or blemishes, paint quality is very very good. You would not believe this a 100k miles car. My best Ebay purchase ever.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Peter writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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efficent, comfortable and fast

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Old interior

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Awesome Bang-for-your-buck — Accelration is awesome, braking is also awesome, soft suspension so cornering is not as fast as it could go, but still quick enough to beat my mates in corollas and pulsars. Slight dent, but I want to get that out. As a student, it is cheap as to run. Make it 2 weeks on 50L of 98 unleaded. This car is so much fun, quick from 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Never floored it in 4th, but hoping to go to a racetrack and try it out there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Henry writes:
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3

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Beautiful and powerful car. Nice interior lights.

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It goes a lot to the mechanic. Turbo and transmission are problematic

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Nice Car When New But Problematic With 3-4 Years Of Use. — Performance - nice acceleration and power (good turbo) Build Quality - turbo and transmission problems Appearance - innovative exterior and very nice interior. The purple and red lights look good. Cost of Ownership - regular maintenance very expensive. It is very efficient with the gas consumption.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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The Best Of The Best — BEAUTIFUL! One of the best cars I have ever been in. The leather was beautiful. The dash, shifter, the engine, the trunk space. I mean, what is there not to like about it? The car is the Passat of the century. Better than today's, and yesteryear's VW PASSATS. I highly recommend it.

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Chris writes:
1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Tons of room for road trips, Great gas mileage

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1.8T and FWD has its limits

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Ass Wagon — Easy car to drive

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