1999 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
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    Summary Of Passat — Its been alright. so far motor for wipers failed first month. abs/asr stopped working 5 months in.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:30,000

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    Great Family Wagon — Couldn't want a better family wagon. It's diesel, 4wd, full with all possible factory fitted stuff; such as sport seats, ACC etc.

    Pros: Cheap 2 drive, good family wagon

    Cons: diesel slow, it's white(not my pic)

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    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
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    German-engineered. Driver Found. — This was the car that first started my obsession and the only car that developed enough of a character that I actually named her. Intelligent German design and sophisticated looks. Confidence inspiring autobahn handling. It was hard giving her up and I still miss her.

    Pros: German design. Solid build. Autobahn handling.

    Cons: V6 needs more power.

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    Recommended To Us In '98, It Has Truly Been A Joy To Drive, Unsurpassed In Comfort And Space For Car Its Size, With Style And Extra Features As Well As A Decent Price. — My husband originally talked me into the Passat when I wanted a BMW. I have not regretted our decision and think the Passat, as well as the newer Jettas, to be some of the most attractive cars on the road. I have been asked by many people if I enjoy driving mine. It's as if they already know the answer. We have since purchased a 2005 Jetta (used/certified with extended warranty) for our daughter and she has been equally pleased. With routine maintenance ours have been relatively trouble-free. It is only after 8 years that I have begun to have some mild problems starting it, so we are currently investigating the cause.

    Owner for 7 years, 8 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Pros: Economical, quiet, comfortable, easy handling, many nice features including tiptronic, spacious inside, reliable with great style.

    Cons: It is slow to pick up speed, and when cold transmission seems stuck in first gear for a few moments. Only disappointing feature has been the drink holders and limited storage space in console and glove.

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    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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    Affordable Luxury — This car had one of the widest array of no-charge features, including: split rear seat sunroof trip computer excellent sound system alloy wheels adjustable intermittent wipers, and assisted braking (ABS). Gets great gas mileage--32 MPG on average with the Passat VW tires (I lost about 2 MPG of that with a replacement set of Kelly, all season radials). Really a great car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: With zippy engine, and manual shift, this car is still fun to drive at 170k + miles. Great in the New England snow with all season radials. Has many added features that one would normally pay extra for in most cars--see review.

    Cons: The old engine seized up at 80k miles, but VW supplied me with a new one, no questions asked. I've changed with synthetic oil ever since, and no problems. AAMCO Rebuilt the clutch at 100k miles or so; still going strong. The sunroof leaked until I learned merely to clear the drainage tubes in the front passenger door jambs. The cloth headliner now sagging a bit.
    No rust despite 11 New England salty winters, but the clear coat is starting to wear away from the paint.

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    "car" — Just love it. Have this car now over 4 years, and it's still going strong even in its old days. My gf wouldn't want me to sell it as she loves it too much. Looking fwd for the new model.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfortable, secured

    Cons: Cost of original parts...

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    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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    Fun Sedan — I got this car broken. the transmission is the problem and when fixed i can tell this car will be amazing. the sound system in the car is crazy and the upholstery is amazing. black leather interior. i know this car willl be fun to drive with the windows and the sunroof down. The car was absolutely amazing, comfortable and even in the end was amazing when I slammed into an SUV who went through the stop sign going down hill. Kept me safe and also gave me twice the amount i bought it for from insurance.

    Pros: interior

    Cons: build quality

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    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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