2000 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 18 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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I love how trust worthy the car is!  This car has made me a volkswagon fan for life!  My back and legs almost never hurt after long car rides.  I can always trust the breaks.  I live in New England, so a car that can handle snow is important.  For only having front wheel drive, the car handles well.  The sound system that comes with the car is impeccable.  I have come across other sound systems (ones that people buy separately or non-volkswagon factory) and they do not compete.

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There is a lack of cup holders in the car.  Due to the age of the car, there are some maintenance issues coming up, that have me looking at newer cars.

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Love This Car! — I only have not liked the cost of maintenance due to age and a couple of accidents, but this goes for almost any car. Volkswagon has a reputation for costly repairs, but if you take car of your car the repairs are few and far between.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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Long life
Speedy -quick reacting
All the confidence and presence of a higher priced luxury car without the price tag or pretense
Fun to drive
Timeless design
Comfortable
powerful

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Electrical quirks, irrational engine lights, water pump---all those things you tolerate but should have to.

Gunklebunny
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My Love Affair With My 2000 Passat- Johann Sebastian Passat — This was my first grown- up car, but let me stress not too grown up. As an Architect the design is very important to me. The car is beautifully, simple modern, tight and lovely. VW has left me in a bind as the new Passats are bit frumpy & too soft in the ride- no longer just grown up, but middle age. The 2000 is comfortable for long road trip and city commutes. The V6 holds a lot of Zippity do. After 15 years and 175,000 very tough city miles-Johann will be a third back up car. This has been my favorite VW above all we have owned including a Cabriolet, Golf, Jetta and (2) V6 Passat wagons. I love this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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Great handling car.  Visibility is better than in the 2006+ models.  

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Engines tend to burn hot.  Needs Mobil 1 synthetic oil to keep engine clean.  Common issue with VW Passats is leaking head gaskets

GGerryG
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Great Cars! — Accelerates well. Handles exceptionally well around corners. Lots of pep. ABS brakes are great. Solid yet quiet & smooth ride. These cars can easily run for 250,000 plus miles. Full size spare tire in trunk (not a donut) is a nice feature.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good sized sedan. Excellent year without any of the typical VW issues. V6 engine with plenty of umpf to give others a surprise.

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double exhaust if motor mounts are not fixed is annoying since both right and left side flex pipes need to be replaced.

rittisberg
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Very Reliable And Solid German Craftsmanship. — It surprises drivers of luxury brands how much power it has from the line. Handling is fairly good. Clearly not Porsche good but well enough to have fun with. Electrics in this car are also much better than expected. No corroded contacts or glitches.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fun to drive

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expensive to repair

bigbigbrig
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Good If You Like To Work On Your Own Car — Replacing the timing belt every 100000 miles is a pain. must use special vw fluids. i would not buy again. Parts are expansive and hard to find. Getting ready to trade it in or sell it. 1.8t 5 speed. fwd

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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Very reliable and fun and comfortabe to drive on long trips

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Parts are expensive

partlow5
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Great For Road Trips — I just traveled across the US in this car and talk about comfort. Four people and all out luggage for 3 weeks vacation and we still had room to stretch-out. Sure glad I had this for a 8000 mile trip

Primary Use: Family transportation

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the potential and the look

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its not reliable too much and maintenance is so exspensive

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Who Ever Said Vw's Were Reliable Is A Fool!!!! — performance is good. there is alot of potential. something breaks almost once every 2 to 3 months i love the look of my car and the interior is a really good qualitygas milage is good. maintenance is a pain in the ass!!!!!!! my car is fun to drive because people hate on the family sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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It is a perfect car that has plenty of performance, handling, and braking.

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It Is An Amazing Car To Own — Acceelerates very quickly, brakes in no time, and with a few adjustments handles like a charm. Does have some issues with the emissions workshop checklight, but overall no really expensive fixes. The styling of the car is beautiful and the interior is very luxurious. I can get anywhere from the mid 20s to about the higher 30s for MPG depending on how I drive. One of the most fun cars I've ever driven

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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smooth ride

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cant think of any

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Great — i love my car. its the best. i wouldnt change anything about it. i love the way it rides. its not that expensive. ilove driving it around town. overall i think that it is a great car. i love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its a turbo

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it always as an electrical prblem

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Its Great Saver On The Gas Bill, Not The Electrical Bill — my only problem with this car is it always has an electrical problem, other than that its a good car. drives good and picks up when it needs. great ongas, that turbo is doing its job. 30 bucks, full tank.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Love This Car... By dpkdo731

I like the fuel efficiency, cost and stylishness of the vehicle. It is sporty, but does not lose its ability to be professional and classy. The 45-50MPG is fantastic and the Diesel TDI will go fore... Read More

Made For America With German Engineering. By Pal_venkat

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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I've been a BMW driver for about 12 years and loved the 5 series I drove. After not being able to get a manual transmission and reaching my max to spend for a set of wheels, I decided to stay German b... Read More

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Everything about it is fantastic! Owning this has sold me on the TDI brand for life. Having the Diesel engine is a bit more expensive so I wouldn't suggest buying a new one unless you plan on drivin... Read More

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Brian

This is a terrific all around family car. The seating is huge, it is fuel efficient, and handles well. The design is spartan and timeless. The only thing I've noticed over time is that the paint doesn... Read More

Great Reliable Car By Ginese1

I drove this car to and from Tampa for two years and never had a moments problem with it. Its enjoyable to drive and looks great. Does very well on gas mileage and handles well in wet conditions. T... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Overall Car By tneff350

This car was great. I did much out of town traveling and experienced great MPG through my interstate travels. Even better while traveling down two-lane roadways at 65-70 MPH. Very roomy car with lots ... Read More

Solid Family Car By ElephantMovers

I loved the style and handling, I was worried about the breaking system and reports about the car being slow to stop, but have had no problems so far. The back seat area is great for our kids. The hea... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Love It By JS4357

One of the best vehicles I've driven. The antenna system seems to act up during cold weather as the receiver has to warm up before the signal goes to 100% during warm up it only receives at about 65% ... Read More

3d Passat And No Wonder! By nedm

This 2010 is truly the last of the good performance Passats. VW blew it with the underpowered 2012+. It is simply a blast to drive. The 2.0L turbo w/ 200 hp is amazingly responsive and FAST! No wonder... Read More

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