2000 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • 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" 17 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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Carrie writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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For less money, you get more features. Heated seats, power everything. Great mileage.

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The car is a POS when every feature relies on power, and when something is wrong with that power, you are no longer privileged to roll down the windows. Unless you have an excellent warranty from the dealer, don't bother with this car. Never buying a VW ever again.  TOO expensive to repair, no one knows how to fix it anyway.

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Great If You Have A Warranty, Sucky If You Don't. — Great mileage, great features, when they work. I love my heated seats, but my comfort control module took a crap, I don't have a warranty, and no longer enjoy ANY power functions in the vehicle. No windows, no interior lighting, no airbag, no more opening the trunk, no more opening my fuel door. Also discovered during this most recent trauma the car does NOT have an emergency release in the trunk. If someone shoves you in it, you're stuck there.

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Dan writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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5

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It's German

Cons

Nazism

55

Reliable, Simple, Yet Very Comforfortable Daily Driver. — Great gas mileage. Reliable German engineering. But, prone to O2 sensor failures. Nothing major though. Makes a good daily driver. And, it has decent acceleration for a 1.8L turbo 4 door. Also, because of the turbo, the car requires premium gas. But, with premium I get like 30-34mpg hwy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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4

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acceleration, comfort, sound system

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brake censor and motor mounds

45

Comfort With Some Speed — 220 HP V6 Handles well. build quality is fair. appearence i like it kind of has that audi look to it wooden dash sunroof built in window shades gets about 30 MPG i take well care of it. and I honestly love driving this car but the brakes always seem to have problems

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Holden writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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4

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wonderful handling, fun

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so-so reliability

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Great Car For The Value — handles wonderfully, good power for size, feels sporty with manual transmission great build quality, wonderful interior. love the seat warmers sorta bland styling, but nice 30-35 mpg highway with a light foot, about 27 average really fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tony writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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4

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Gas Milleage.  Rides easy

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Hard to work on, engine compartment cramped

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Good, Reliable Car. — No to Bad, four cylinders with a turbo. gets the job done, good gas millage on the highway 35 mpg with 5 speed manual. Maintenance is kinda a drag, parts are squeezed in tight and tough to get at. Have not needed any professional repairs, mostly just routine maintenance. Would recommend Volkswagen to a friend, seem to be reliable, well built cars.

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Rooster writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Handling, Power, Styling, Stereo, Roominess, Comfort

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Gas Mileage, Premium Fuel Requirement, Frequent Repairs, Electrical Malfunctions, Expensive Service Bills

55

Great Ride If You Can Afford The Repairs — I loved my Passat. Until it broke. And broke and broke and broke. All told, I spent as much money keeping it running in the four years I owned it as it cost to purchase. Extremely high maintenance, but a blast to drive (when it's not in the shop).

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supagerz writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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4

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leather interior, moon roof, tiptronic transmission, v6 engine, monsoon sound system

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weak air conditioning, cost of upkeep, repairs, gas...

supagerz
55

Love-hate Relationship — I have a love-hate relationship with this car. I love the car's appearance...it's extremely sporty for a 4 door sedan. I love the leather interior, the tiptronic transmission, the v6 engine, the moonroof, the sound system... I hate the price of upkeep and repairs, the extremely weak a/c, the oil leak...

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Derek writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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5

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It is a perfect car that has plenty of performance, handling, and braking.

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None

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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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Gunklebunny writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

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

Gunklebunny
25

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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GGerryG writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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5

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Great handling car.  Visibility is better than in the 2006+ models.  

Cons

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

GGerryG
25

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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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

My Impression Of Her Has Declined Steadily. By Steve2xsv

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