2000 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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" 15 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 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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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

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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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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rittisberg writes:
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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4

Pros

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
25

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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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

One Of The Best Sedans On The Road. By Ventura

I've driven a lot of cars and this is one of my all time favorites. The Passat TDI even as a base car comes nicely loaded, the SEL has some added luxuries that make longer drives even nicer. The inter... Read More

Good Family Car By cindimarie2

owned the jetta tdi with a 6 speed transmission, prior to buying, the Passat is has a better ride feel and larger back seat, although the jetta had less road noise and the feel of more power with the ... Read More

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

The Perfect Balance Between Luxury, Performance And Economy By PassatTDi

This is a smooth, quiet, comfortable and powerful car that achieves amazing fuel mileage. VW diesels have a quasi cult following and amazing resale values even up to and beyond 200,000 miles. The to... Read More

Better Than A Prius By Ragneish

Awesome gas mileage, avg. 42 around town and 48 on the highway. I love the style/looks, passenger room is huge in the front and back seats. Monster trunk, fun to drive, although not a race car, the... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Forever Runner! By Jasmina

I like the fact that the car is newer with fewer miles on it. Yes Its a 2012 with 62,000 miles on it. It drives really smooth. I paid 9,500.00 for it which was not bad for this car. I had it inspected... Read More

Great Value And Sexy!! By christycritter79

There is not too much not to like about this vehicle, all of its reviews and receive 5 stars for just about every category.the car is one of the most cleanest emissions vehicles in the country let a... Read More

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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

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

It is an amazing car. The quaility is superior to many cars produced today and has much more than many that are 15 to 20K more. No one will be disappoint when they have a car that is like this. Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

My Impression Of Her Has Declined Steadily. By Steve2xsv

Timing belt at 70k, sewing machine idle. Turbo is nice but I stepped out of an E-class Mercedes. It's gotten too small for two growing boys and their accoutrement. Performs well in snow with proper ... Read More

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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