1996 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 20 1996 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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    The Iron Horse — 199 HP, Manual Transmition. Burns ruber like nothing even if from 96 it has no rust whatsoever really roomy interior 36 MPG Highway, 28 MPG Urban maintenance is not that expensive if you buy all the parts online, the service centers will rip you off overall the best car i ever had...

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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: nothing

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Wagon Review
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    Love My Car — This baby is totally stealth, looks like a mom wagon and kicks ass on the road. The acceleration is top end gets right on down the road. She is getting old so many things are starting to fail, overall a great car!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: stealth like

    Cons: door handles broken

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Sedan Review
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    800+ Miles On A Tank Of Fuel! — I bought this car because I needed something reliable to drive 80 miles a day to work and back. Since I've owned it I have never calculated less than 40mpg from a tank of fuel. The really great thing about it is that it will go easily over 700 miles on its 18.5 gallon tank. It is no race car but it will get you up to speed and purr on the highway. Mine is in the color Black Magic Pearl which later appeared on the 20th anniversary GTI with a tan leather interior. It has all power accessories including moonroof with tilt, remote power mirrors and all power windows. From the reading I have done, this generation of TDI is something of a rare find with only 5,500 or so sedans and under 1,000 wagons they retain their value well and have a solid following. With regular maintenance these cars will go to the 350k to 400k before an engine rebuild. I can't speak much to the handling of this car because it has had some bad shocks since I've had it, eventually to be replaced by coilovers. It isn't the prettiest body style VW ever made but it is economical and not something you see every day. Overall this car is great for me, one of the smartest purchases I've ever made.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Amazing range and fuel efficiency, well equipped with standard accessories, solid construction

    Cons: Because this isn't as common as the jettas and golfs out there, body specific parts can be more expensive,

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS Sedan Review
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    I Love Vdubs — its standard and in mint shape inside for a 96, needs a little work but it gets me where i gotta go. i want a gti so bad. fun to do hole shots in. i love vdubs so its all good.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: because its what i can afford.

    Cons: it needs a paint job but its mint

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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    96 Passat Vr6 — Dont buy this if you dont want to pay to fix it, but it was a great car to drive. A total dream. And it was sexy as hell. Plenty of power with the VR6. Didnt like fixing it all the time tho.

    Pros: great looks and great drive

    Cons: expensive to fix and broke a lot of random things

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Wagon Review
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    Vr6 Exclusiv — Spacious, quick, discreete but withe the exhaust note ever. Known german build quality. Great Sports Leather seats, efficient A/C electronically regulated. all electronic windows and sun roof. Great ride comfort and high cruising speeds. Fuel consumption is optimized for high speed driving. Still at least 10km/l at 160km/h

    Pros: Spacious

    Cons: fuel consumption

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Wagon Review
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    Passat Tdi Wagon — This thing is great! Lots of room and incredible fuel economy (37 city/45 hwy) and fun to drive with a few power mods. Its hard to imagine 850 miles/tank of fuel but you don't have to imagine this with this car! The only minuses are that the old VWs are not as reliable and interior quality isn't as good as jap cars.

    Pros: Fantastic fuel economy, reasonable performance, pretty fun to drive

    Cons: build quality and reliability (not a Honda)

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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    Great Sleeper Car! — I like my unassuming 4 door sedan. It is faster than one would think and has no governor, just not enough horsepower! Great quality. It is a 4 door sedan so its not the greatest looking car, it is in great condition though. It will get 30 mpg if I as nice to it, which I'm not.

    Pros: great quality, good gas milege, great overall car!

    Cons: not fast enough!

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 Sedan Review
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    1996 Vr6 Volwkswagon Passat — Vinnie veedub is my boy, he keeps me arm cool when its hot and warm when its not! He has awesome acceleration, breaking and handling. He is in excellent condition, no squeaks or rattles and appart from the od maintinence repair ahs never let me down. He has 18 inch chrome wheels, window tint stiffened suspension and modifies exhaust system. He uses around 9 to 10 litres per 100 kms and is very fun to drive.

    Pros: Fast, good looking and rare.

    Cons: Finding mags that fit in australia.

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    1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Wagon Review
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    Plenty Of Room Just Like A Van! — Decent car 1.9td 75 bhp Not fast at all but, very reliable. Like all VW's in those years. Lots of space in it, also in the back.

    Pros: - spacy
    - econommical
    - build quality

    Cons: - appearance
    - not fast

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    I have recently bought my VW Passat 1.8 TSI SE with Nav. Initially went to buy VW Golf then ended up with the Passat because of the size. I love the interior not being too busy. Very simple and decent... Read More

    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

    2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Beta_400

    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

    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

    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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