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2003 Volkswagen Passat 1.8l Turbo Charged. It's Cranking But Not Starting. ...
I've replaced one coil pack that was broken,replaced all spark plugs,replaced the crank sensor, repaired two broken vacuum teas. Checked fuel pressure that's good. Still cranks but won't start????...
Is There An Easy Way To Cut Power To Cigarette Lighters Sockets?
Is there a simple way to cut the power to the cigarette lighter sockets when the key is turned of and the doors locked? I run gps, hand-held radios and usb charger, via them, but the sockets are liv...
Vw Passat: Cigarette Lighter Used As A Charger...
VW Passat 2008: Thought it was funny when I left my 'phone on charge when I left my newly acquired car and came back to find it FLAT. After a few minutes could NOT believe that the cigarette lighter ...
Should You Consider Buying A 5 Cylinder Car, Gas Or Diesel-powered?
They're much less common than Fours and Sixes. VW Passat has a 2.5 Five and so does Volvo. Does it make sense to get a diesel?
Long Story! Need Help
Hello, I have a 2004 Passat 5speed turbo. About a month ago my EX boyfriend put water in my gas tank and in my oil. I drained my oil and put new in and then he (tried to fix it) by putting water ...
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About the Volkswagen Passat
Although the Volkswagen Passat was introduced by the German automaker in 1973, it was initially known in North America by other names, including the Dasher and the Quantum. It wasn't until 1990 that the car was officially dubbed the Passat, which is a name derived from the German word for "trade wind." By that time, the Passat had grown from a compact into a mid-size family car, and would be offered over the following years as both a four-door sedan and a wagon.
The 1990 version of the Passat, available in a single trim level called the GL, was powered by a 2.0-liter, 134-hp 4-cylinder engine. The Passat came with a minimal list of standard features, including air conditioning, a rear-window defroster, power disc brakes, a tilt steering wheel, bucket seats, and 14-inch wheels. Options included power windows, power door locks, leather seats, a sunroof, and anti-lock brakes.
In the years that followed, the Passat would receive a number of makeovers, and would continue to be stretched and widened. Engines would also receive bumps in horsepower, and the list of standard features would continue to grow as Volkswagen borrowed elements from the Audi (which was owned by the automaker) and dropped them into the Passat.
The 2007 Volkswagen Passat has come a long way from that first model in 1973. The base engine is now a fuel-efficient 200-hp 4-cylinder, while a 3.6-liter, 280-hp V6 is also available. The list of the car's technical innovations includes electronic braking assistance, which provides acoustic signals to help you park in tight spaces, and a hydraulic brake assist system that stops the car quicker in an emergency.
Inside, the innovations are just as cool, and include an electronic parking brake operated by a button on the dash, and an integrated umbrella holder in the driver's-side door. Such options as 12-way power seats, a DVD navigation system, and a Dynaudio premium 600-watt audio system are also available, making the Passat a truly competitive and innovative mid-size family car.