1993 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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1993 Volkswagen Passat Overview

For 1993, Volkswagen added some power to its Passat line with the introduction of the GLX trim package, which came with a 2.8-liter V6 engine that generated 172 hp -- a nice improvement over the Passat's entry-level GL trim package, which came with the same 2.0-liter, 134-hp 4-cylinder engine offered in previous years. Both engines were coupled with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, which was standard; a four-speed automatic was available as an option.

A multifunction trip computer and CFC-free air conditioning were added as standard features to all Passats. Other standard features included power windows, power door locks, power steering, power exterior mirrors, power brakes, cruise control, bucket seats, and an anti-theft alarm system.

The GLX package added anti-lock brakes, traction control, a slightly altered front end with fog lamps, and six-spoke alloy wheels.

While drivers noted that repairs could be expensive (especially for the high-mileage versions available today), they also noted that the Passat could be reliable and fun to drive, especially the GLX V6 package. However, drivers also noted there were lots of problems with the cars, which often needed frequent trips to the repair shop.

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I Have A 1993 Passat With A Vr6, I Had It Running But When I Took It Back O...

I have a 1993 passat with a vr6, i had it running but when I took it back off the trailer I could not get it started, it turns over and pumps gas but will not start

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I have 93 vw Passat it has the 1.8in it now I wanna get a motor work on it and then get the 6 speed trans in it but I don't know if the year matters what years are best for my car?

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Anti Freeze Backing Up

water backing out of over flow. i've changed the thermostat, put n new radiator. and still it backs up within 15 min, of driving. has anybody had this problem. 1993 vw passat glx vr6 eng.

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How Rare?

Hey, I just got my first car, a 1993 Volkswagen passat gls Non wagon. I was told that my car is rather rare? Is this true?

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I have a problem with the car overheating.

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