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1996 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
Andrei writes:
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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 WagonReview
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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 SedanReview
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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 SedanReview
Paige writes:
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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 SedanReview
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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 WagonReview
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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 WagonReview
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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 SedanReview
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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 SedanReview
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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 WagonReview
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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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Review By Tim

So far I love the Passat! The interior is beautiful Read More

Review By Morristransp61

The features are outdated and that’s one of the reasons why it does not justify the high price. It’s missing more refined features such as leather interior and less plastic… a better backup camera and... Read More

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Review By Guru9Y9WQ8

Very nice car. Great price and has a lot of features. Nice riding and comfortable! Read More

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I am really happy with my Passat, it feels really nice to drive, its comfortable, simple, beautiful and elegant. I made the best decision. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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Great car!!! good horse power and gas mileage very good interior space this car will be good for city commute or road trips Read More

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