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kbardsley writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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heated seats

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everything else

kbardsley
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Looks Nice, But When One Thing Goes Wrong It Has The Domino Effect — While it is a stylish car, it has a terrible design flaw. The water drains off the windshield right onto the battery and over the cars computer. Then the hole to drain the water is about the size of a quarter and you better pray it never becomes blocked. In my 99' Passsat GLX, the hole became blocked and I was never aware that it even existed. So the water stayed in the battery compartment and came up over the battery. It also drained down into my driverside floor boards and back passenger floor! So now it is sitting in my driveway incapable of going any where without being towed because everything went wrong with the electrical system!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pro200X writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan Review
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4

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Fast
Mpg is great for a v6
Beautiful interior
Cluster lighting awesome
Leg room back and front
Power everything
Premium sound
Sliding sun/moonroof
Handling
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Engine is full of problems
Abs modules have ahigh failure rate
Engine failures can be catastrophic and expensive

Pro200X
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It Was A Blast While It Lasted. — Only the engine failure bothered me. For the knowledgeable I'll explain. Driving at 50 on the highway heard a loud pop and white smoke came out the tail pipe. Immediately pulled over and killed the motor. I opened the hood an saw white smoke pouring out of the intake. I removed the intake and found a hole in the passenger side valve cover and the can chain hanging out of it. The camchain tensioner guide failed and caused me to have to rebuild the top end and have the heads machined.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shemy writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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Recently bought this car for 1,200, love it

Sounds great, drives amazing for her age

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non yet

Shemy
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. — Only had this car a short time and I already love it. It's a standard transmission so it's always fun to drive. Interior is great, black leather seats with a pretty good factory audio system. For the price it is an amazing car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BilltheBruinsFan writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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With zippy engine, and manual shift, this car is still fun to drive at 165k + miles. Great in the New England snow with all season radials. Has many added features that one would normally pay extra for in most cars--see review.

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The old engine seized up at 80k miles, but VW supplied me with a new one, no questions asked. I've changed with synthetic oil ever since, and no problems. AAMCO Rebuilt the transmission at 100k miles or so; still going strong. The sunroof leaked until I learned merely to clear the drainage tubes in the front passenger door jambs. The cloth headliner now sagging a bit.

BilltheBruinsFan
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Affordable Luxury — 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 braking (ABS). Gets great gas mileage--32 MPG on average with the Passat VW tires (I lost about 2 MPG of that with a replacement set of Kelly, all season radials). Really a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shaun writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan Review
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Power Train, interior

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Glitches and how easy it is to screw up the alighnment. Cost of fixing

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Passat — The VW is pretty much a excellent turbo engine on a car that has more clitched then a robot build by Homer Simpson. The car flings around corners on try days with percision but suffers under wet weather as it is not four wheel drive. The car feels so much more bigger inside then outside which gives it a rich feeling but suffers when you are parking

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April writes:
1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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reliable

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expensive 2 fix

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It Ok — she drives ok....i think something is wrong with the transmission and she has alot of problems with the windows going up and down on there own when ur driving and the door locks dont work...good on gas but cost alot 2 fix if something goes wrong.

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Joan writes:
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Economical, quiet, comfortable, easy handling, many nice features including tiptronic, spacious inside, reliable with great style.

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It is slow to pick up speed, and when cold transmission seems stuck in first gear for a few moments. Only disappointing feature has been the drink holders and limited storage space in console and glove.

Joan
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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. — 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 road. I have been asked by many people if I enjoy driving mine. It's as if they already know the answer. We have since purchased a 2005 Jetta (used/certified with extended warranty) for our daughter and she has been equally pleased. With routine maintenance ours have been relatively trouble-free. It is only after 8 years that I have begun to have some mild problems starting it, so we are currently investigating the cause.

Owner for 7 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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BeckieB011 writes:
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Nice safe car

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I dont like the fact that it doesnt have power seats and you cant control the radio from the steering wheel.

BeckieB011
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I Like The Look Of It ! — I dislike the fact that its not newer looking, but yet its a 99! So for the year it looks great! I like the way it handles in the winter time and I love the fact that it has ABS. It is a great feature to have especially for newer drivers!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
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Passatworld has saved my passat multiple times and it'd be gone if not for this forum.  Thanks!!

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Dealer support is spotty at best.  not an issue as Passatworld has my back.

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. — 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 things such as the turbo and suspension so that it is faster and handles better. Also added lighter wheels and better tires to round it out (to name a few things). It's inexpensive to maintain and there's great support on Passatworld.com

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Comfortable, secured

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Cost of original parts...

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"car" — Just love it. Have this car now over 4 years, and it's still going strong even in its old days. My gf wouldn't want me to sell it as she loves it too much. Looking fwd for the new model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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