2000 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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Gunklebunny writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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5

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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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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.  

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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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rittisberg writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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4

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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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bigbigbrig writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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3

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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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Derek writes:
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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supagerz writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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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
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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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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

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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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Holden writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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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:
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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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Jose writes:
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Power HP low, not a family car GREAT MPG

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maintenance pricey

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Reliable Car — The drive is great mpg at 30 to 40 fwy by my self with full passengers about 24-28. Little noise but not bad. The maintenance with oli change or anti freeze is expensive becuase its a turbo model. Performance side quick pick up but not a lot of power for a turbo model 150hp okay. handles great the car is fun to drive becuase its a stick shift love this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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