1999 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan
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4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Wagon
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4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan
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Recommended To Us In '98, It Has Truly Been A Joy To Drive, Unsurpassed In Comfort And Space For Car Its Size, With Style And Extra Features As Well As A Decent Price. by Joan
 — My husband originally talked me into the Passat when I wanted a BMW. I have not regretted our decision and think the Passat, as well as the newer Jettas, to be some of the most attractive cars on the... Read More
by Matt
 — I really like this car because it's a great all around car. It's got room for 4 adults (and a fifth if they're not all as big as i am!) and drives comfortably on long road trips. I've modified thing... Read More
Affordable Luxury by BilltheBruinsFan
 — This car had one of the widest array of no-charge features, including: split rear seat sunroof trip computer excellent sound system alloy wheels adjustable intermittent wipers, and assisted bra... Read More

1999 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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1999 Volkswagen Passat

After an extensive redesign the year before, the Volkswagen Passat received minimal upgrades for 1999. VW had planned to offer the Passat with an optional all-wheel-drive system, as well as a wagon with a V6 engine, but neither made it to showrooms for the '99 model year. What did show up were Passats with two trim levels and two engine options.

Trim packages were the entry-level GLS and the higher-end GLX. Standard features on the GLS included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, traction control, cruise control, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, a keyless entry system, and an anti-theft alarm system. The GLX added a sunroof and leather seats (power in the front) as standard equipment, among other features.

The two engine options included a 1.8-liter, 150-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder, which was available only with the GLS trim package, and a 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6, which was dropped into both the GLS and GLX versions. A five-speed manual transmission was standard in the GLS, with a five-speed automatic available as an option; the automatic transmission was standard on the GLX package.

Drivers and reviewers were complimentary of the Passat's styling, as well as the fact that it borrowed many of its elements from the higher-end Audi, which also is owned by VW. Also noted as positive points by drivers were the car's affordability, safety features, power, and roominess. Quality was still a concern for some drivers, though, who noted both minor and major problems that required sometimes-expensive trips to the repair shop.

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Vw Passat Struggles To Start

My 99 vw passat suddenly has trouble starting in the morning when the engine is cold. It was fine before i went away in December for 3 weeks. Now problem. It feels like the revs should be on 9 whe...

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Engine Noise

I had to change the water pump and afterwards when I got it back together it now sounds like there is knocking in the motor. What could it be?

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Engine Noise

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Why My Blinkers, Lights, Wipers, And Heater Doesn't Work In My 99 Vw Passat...

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Joel Beers
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2.8 V6 Cranks But Doesn't Start

1999 Passat 2.8 v6 has had issues not starting. I can park the car with everything working fine, go to start it an hour later and it cranks but won't start. Try for a while and it eventually starts...

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