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2000 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 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" 13 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 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.

Cons

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

Pros

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

Pros

acceleration, comfort, sound system

Cons

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

Pros

Gas Milleage.  Rides easy

Cons

Hard to work on, engine compartment cramped

35

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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2

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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

45

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

supagerz
45

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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partlow5 writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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5

Pros

Very reliable and fun and comfortabe to drive on long trips

Cons

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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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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Melinda writes:
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5

Pros

smooth ride

Cons

cant think of any

25

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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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Looks Good And Drives Great! Exceptional Gas Mileage!! By Pennman88

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Like An Audi, But Much Less Money By Jay

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

It Has So Many Options You Wont Be Disappointed! By Robertg13

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Audi Styling & Handling At Vw Pricing. By skyhawk182

Couldn't be happier with the Passat Wagon. Large storage use, handles like a dream and wonderful styling inside and out (but of course the 2012 version has been dummied down to look and drive like a ... Read More

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Great quality car VW has really outdone themselves. It is very responsive and has great power especially in the 3.6 version. Handling is great for the size of the car. It is funny to race people in... Read More

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