2001 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon Review
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love this car

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nothing yet

neicylovesoz
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Love It — bought this car with 240,000 miles and it runs great, starts every time...love the heated seats and the sleek look. I have owned two other vw's, a jetta and a fox...loved both and is why i bought this wagon...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Review
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Great handling and upgraded sound options.  .

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Headlights - very dim low beam lights force me to use high beam most of the time.  Brakes - seem to be replacing brake pads and rotors way too often.  

frugal_dude
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Great Second Car - Except Brakes And Headlights... — Great second car - except brakes and headlights...Headlights - very dim low beam lights force me to use high beam most of the time. Brakes - seem to be replacing brake pads and rotors way too often. Great handling and upgraded sound options. .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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good load carry capacity

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poor oil sump design leads to filter clogs and then further issues with failing pump costly repair.

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Good Overall Estate — Powerful turbo, thirsty in petrol guide, opt for a diesel, Nice looks, good feel on the road, pulls like a train even fully loaded! good road holding, nice firm seats, tempted to try a TDI varient though the poor sump design puts me off.

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Fun and sporty, yet safe and secure.

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I can't service it myself.

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I Love This Car! — The acceleration, braking, and handling are all excellent. No squeaks, rattles, or repairs. Exterior style is nice. Interior style could be better, but very nice. Very good gas mileage-about 21mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. A blast to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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Affordable drivers car.

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Auto care

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Either Love It Or Hate It. — This is a very solid car with many amenities wich compares with more expensive veihicles. It has an excellent ride with the perfect balance between high speed firmness and low speed comfort. The german engineering is palpable in all areas inlcuiding the fit and finish as well as the quality of materials. As all VW it needs special care in the maintanence and accesories wihc tends to show thier age ahead of time. Besides this is trulyan "inexpensive" drivers car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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Fuctionality And Comfortability — a beautiful car for tuning and a very comfortable car for cruises and voyages? (sorry for my english) this car is fast and surelly you're gonna be happy driving it! it is really fan to drive it! this car is surelly the car from vollkswagen! ;)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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women love it

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the up cost

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Great Car 2 Drive Not Really A Family Car Even Though Its 4 Door — love the slap stick mode, but hate the cost of prts, not really a family car even though its a four door car, but great for a single guy that wants to pick up women,you can either get the v6 or the 1.8 turbo

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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Handling/luxury

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Repair costs/mileage in the 4Motion model

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'01.5 New Passat Glx 4motion — Be careful, once you get near 90XXX miles the timing belt MUST be changed or else you'll bend a few valves and that turns into an expensive repair. The 4Motion is the way to go, AWD or bust, great handling. Power is limited to 190HP and there's not much out there to upgrade it, but it will get up and go, and once you figure out the TipTronic transmission you'll be set

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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great cargo, fun to drive

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you will need a lot of oil

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Above Average Car. I Love It — farrari passat. what can i say. for what its is, its got a lot of heart. its got the power to keep up with a stock mustang but it will kill in the corners cuz of the all wheel. I have the leather interior and the 6 cd changer with the monsoon sound system. it rocks in there. it gets pretty good gas and the storage is great. the only problem is that every liquid i put into to it comes out as a puddle on the ground.

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

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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B5.5 Passat Sedan — When going around corners it stays flat and fast, the build quality is ok it doesnt fall apart, cost of ownership is high, It looks pretty good, I'd say the car is pretty fun to drive, especialy on curvy roads.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

This Is A Surprisingly Good Ride. By BobSteveVA

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

Best Diesel Car/sedan For Your Money. Period. By 5DDFL

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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