1999 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan Review
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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
    Handling
    Acceleration

    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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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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    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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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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    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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