1990 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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1990 Volkswagen Passat Overview

Prior to the arrival of the Touareg SUV in 2004, the Passat was Volkswagen's biggest car. Both sedan and wagon versions were available, in a single trim level, called the GL. Power was provided by a 2.0-liter, twin-cam, 4-cylinder engine that generated 134 hp. It was coupled with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was available as an option.

Standard features, which were minimal, included 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, anti-lock brakes, and a cassette player.

Generally, drivers were impressed with the Passat. Even older models, like the 1990 version, with high mileage appear to be holding up well. One driver from the North appreciates the way the front-wheel-drive Passat handles in the snow. The Passat's smooth ride, its overall roominess, and good gas mileage were also cited as positive points. About the only negatives were the automatic transmission, which one driver noted could be "quirky" at times, and the relatively high cost of repairs.

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Super Rich Fuel Mixture

Hi, I have a 90 Passat with the 2.0L DOHC and recently installed a K&N OE replacement filter wich did wonders for fuel economy and performance but then i had issues with my cateletyc converter. I wan...

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90 Passat Body Mods

just picked up a 90 passat a couple weeks ago and found out there are no body kits for this car in the U.S. was just wondering what cars i can use bumpers from to kind of change up the looks a bit

91 views with 8 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
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Oil For B3 Passat

I have a 90 passat and currently using 10w-40 oil but seem to be losing oil pressure after the car gets up to temp ... i was just wondering which oil i should be using

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90 Passat 2.0l Head

so the timing belt broke on my 90 passat with a 2.0L and ima need a new head so if anyone knows where i could get one cheap that would be great

138 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)
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Cheap Horsepower

I have a 90 passat and i was wondering what kind of cheap mods i can do to increas the performance i already have a muffler and tip

76 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 years ago)