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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 SedanReview
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It Was A Blast While It Lasted. — Only the engine failure bothered me. For the knowledgeable I'll explain. Driving at 50 on the highway heard a loud pop and white smoke came out the tail pipe. Immediately pulled over and killed the motor. I opened the hood an saw white smoke pouring out of the intake. I removed the intake and found a hole in the passenger side valve cover and the can chain hanging out of it. The camchain tensioner guide failed and caused me to have to rebuild the top end and have the heads machined.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast
Mpg is great for a v6
Beautiful interior
Cluster lighting awesome
Leg room back and front
Power everything
Premium sound
Sliding sun/moonroof
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Cons: Engine is full of problems
Abs modules have ahigh failure rate
Engine failures can be catastrophic and expensive

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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. — Only had this car a short time and I already love it. It's a standard transmission so it's always fun to drive. Interior is great, black leather seats with a pretty good factory audio system. For the price it is an amazing car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Recently bought this car for 1,200, love it

Sounds great, drives amazing for her age

Cons: non yet

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 SedanReview
BeckieB011 writes:
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I Like The Look Of It ! — I dislike the fact that its not newer looking, but yet its a 99! So for the year it looks great! I like the way it handles in the winter time and I love the fact that it has ABS. It is a great feature to have especially for newer drivers!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Nice safe car

Cons: I dont like the fact that it doesnt have power seats and you cant control the radio from the steering wheel.

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Deutsch-engineering Und Perfektion — I like this car because is fast, is a 4 cyl. but it feel like a 6 cyl, the braking is fantastic and the handling is amazing you need to drive test it... don't need repairs, both interior and exterior look beautiful, I fill the tank with $23.00 a week fun and nice ride...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It look great...

Cons: auto transmission

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 SedanReview
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Good Car For The Money And Fun While Still Being Practical — The only problem is the cup holders are essentially nonfunctional. The car is peppy with the V6 although over 200 hp would be better than the 190 it is rated at. Brakes well. Minimal repairs, had to replace the clutch but that's more due to my aggressive driving than the car. No squeaks or squeals. Minimal cost in terms of parts needed. Interior is nice but I would opt for the leather seats if one has the opportunity. Materials are pleasing to the eye and the blue lighted gauges are awesome. Handles the corners well, as a european car should. I have fun driving the car. I have a 5 speed manual transmission, which is a good transmission and makes the driving a bit more spirited. Fuel economy is decent. 22 mpg approximately and that's with a lot of spirited driving.

Pros: Fun handling

Cons: The cup holders

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Good Investment —

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: If you have a family, you like clutch, turbo, and a car that has a lot of aftermarket parts this is so the car for you!

Cons: Finding mecanics that know what they are doing.

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
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Looks Nice, But When One Thing Goes Wrong It Has The Domino Effect — While it is a stylish car, it has a terrible design flaw. The water drains off the windshield right onto the battery and over the cars computer. Then the hole to drain the water is about the size of a quarter and you better pray it never becomes blocked. In my 99' Passsat GLX, the hole became blocked and I was never aware that it even existed. So the water stayed in the battery compartment and came up over the battery. It also drained down into my driverside floor boards and back passenger floor! So now it is sitting in my driveway incapable of going any where without being towed because everything went wrong with the electrical system!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: heated seats

Cons: everything else

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1999 Volkswagen PassatReview
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My Old Vw Passat V6 Syncro Estate — Good solid car it was a V6 Syncro Estate fitted with Tiptronic box, which used alot of petrol. Great performance but recommend an LPG conversion for anyone wanting to use it on a daily basis. makes an ideal towing car with loads of Torque and 4wd system

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Performance

Cons: Fuel economy

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
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It Ok — she drives ok....i think something is wrong with the transmission and she has alot of problems with the windows going up and down on there own when ur driving and the door locks dont work...good on gas but cost alot 2 fix if something goes wrong.

Pros: reliable

Cons: expensive 2 fix

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr Gls 1.8t Turbo — I really like this car. The acceleration is amazing with the 1.8t. The car has good traction in the snow, but would be better if I had the traction control. I wish that it was a 4Motion - then it would be great!

Pros: Turbo, Acceleration

Cons: Nothing

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