2001 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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    B5.5 Passat Sedan — When going around corners it stays flat and fast, the build quality is ok it doesnt fall apart, cost of ownership is high, It looks pretty good, I'd say the car is pretty fun to drive, especialy on curvy roads.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: comfort/handling

    Cons: cost of repairs

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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    Great Car Overall. — I love this car, quality is great interior looks good, performance is not bad i own the 1.8T version of this car and i love it. car is very fun to drive really smooth, i got my car for $7,000 and it's a 01' with at that time 94,000 miles on it, so i got a great deal. i would definitely, this car is more of a family car but i love it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Smooth

    Cons: if your looking for performance (racing)

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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    Does Everythign Great! — solid feel, engine like new at 142K, great gas mileage, roomy, great German road feel, safe in crash tests< GLX trim is loaded, best family sedan you can buy! Vw has a bum rap from Consumer Reports, I haev had very few problems with my car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fukengruven!

    Cons: none

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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    Passat — - a good car has decent upgrades that make it look a little better -V6 puts out enough HP to get the car going -Has decent miles per gallon -sport shifter allows for manual override of the AT -6 disc in the trunk

    Pros: Trusty german engineering

    Cons: not manual:

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    Vw Passat 2.0se — This was a great car, good looking, beautifully built and very well equipped. We owned this for 5 years and it was largely reliable to start with, although, in its defence, when we bought it at 2 years old it did have 75,000 miles on it! It finally had to go when (simultaneosly) the head gasket went and the ABS light stayed on. Thankfully, the Jaguar dealer who bought it as a trade in didnt notice and gave me three grand for it!

    Pros: build quality, equipment levels

    Cons: expensive to service and repair

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6Review
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    A Great Driving Car, If You Don't Mind The Fuel Prices — The V6 has great acceleration in the low gears and plenty of power on the highways. City gas mileage leaves something to be desired, but highway mileage is good. The car does very well in the snow with all season tires-snow tires would be exceptional. Corners wonderfully with a tight turn radius-no control problems due to front wheel drive. Even with the large amounts of torque the traction control keeps the car in line. I own the standard version, and the clutch is still good after 100k miles. It's a fun car-great for long trips and fun on the track.

    Pros: Great acceleration and handling, good in the snow

    Cons: City fuel economy-the car takes premium, which gets expensive. repairs can also be pricy

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    Dan's Opinion — A brilliant all-rounder! Quite quick (for a big estate car that is almost 8 years old!) Very comfortable, Well built and solid (German). Handles nicer than the saloon because of stiffer rear suspension. You can fit tons of stuff in it. Even when you drive it hard, you still get over 4o miles per gallon of diesel! I think it looks cool with the tinted windows and silver paint.

    Pros: fast, comfy, big, economical, solid, it's a VW!

    Cons: the only negative is that it's nearly 8 years old, I will buy a nother one next!

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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    Vw: Cheaper Than A Therapist. —

    VW's aren't known for their reliability. They aren't known to cost the least to own over the course of 5 years. In fact, not unlike other more expensive European cars, they can be downright frustrating and expensive to own. So why on earth would someone who prides themselves as a car fanatic buy one? It all boils down to the feeling you get when you slide behind the wheel. Without even starting the engine, you will find the best interior fit, finish, and materials in it's class. You'll notice the subtle touches and hidden features that will make you think, "why have I owned other cars wtihout this?" You'll admire the attractive, timeless design. In fact, if you hid the VW badges marked throughout the car, you may think you're sitting in the next uber-mobile from the "3-pointed star" or the "propeller" guys. What I have always admired about VW is thier total disregard for how other cars in the same class are designed and built. Their strive for innovation and safety is basically unheard of is this class. I bet you can't find a more finely crafted car for the money. But...... As with anything in this world, there are downsides. They require a stricter maintenance schedule. They only consume the best and most expensive fluids and parts....and the parts that you expect to last a lifetime in other cars simply give out without warning. This provides owners an opportunity to learn more than they ever cared to know about their cars. It was never made for the weak. Those who choose to do most of the work on their cars themselves are rewarded with a car they will find hard to get tired of. Others will take out second and third mortgages just to pay for the 56th control arm that went out after 37,000 miles. With the DIY crowd (which I fall into), all this glory and failure lends itself into support groups that consult each other and console each other. This is one of the best features of owning a VW. If you are ever in doubt about something with the 'dub, you can rest assured that someone before you in these "support groups" has been in the same scenario. It's a culture that is only understood when you own a car that you have an emotional attachment to. Unfortunately, most cars that you can easily get emotionally attached to are far beyond the reaches of my income....except for VW.

    Pros: Ride, Euro Design, Safety, Fit and Finish.

    Cons: Expensive to buy and own, Strict Scheduled Maintenance, Premium Fluids

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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    2001 Vw Passat — The performance is amazing. The acceleration is really really touchy, so it is quick to get going. Breaks work amazingly well. It handles really well and i've never worried about taking a turn too quickly. It has never had any issues, other than normal up keep. It is a very beautiful car. It is a medium gray color. It has gray leather interior with wood accents. It is a very stunning car. It doesn't get that great of mileage. It gets around 20 city and 28 highway. This car is really fun to drive. Especially with the triptronic transmition.

    Pros: Looks & Performance

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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    Passat 1.8 16v — decent motor but need decent spec,ie air con or climate,leather as always is a bonus, i have the 1.8 petrol,delivers decent pull even with a full car.

    Pros: german quality

    Cons: fuel thirsty!

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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 JS1828

    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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