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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
David writes:
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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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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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It's No Big Secret I Love My Passat... — Be prepared to ass up money to maintain it and keep it running when it gets over 80k miles. I wish I had the TDI version but the 1.8T is efficient and clean enough. The 1.8T was known for sludging, but I change the oil every 5k miles with fully synthetic oil. That seems to deter the sludge. When it was newer I could race and almost outrun a base V6 Mustang. Turbo lags a little bit but one day I will get the turbo rebuilt. It still looks almost as new as it did when I bought it. It's worth the cost, though, because it's so fun to drive and the seats are very comfortable for long trips. Use SilverStar headlights, and disable the DRL's to increase the life of the headlights.

Pros: Corners like it's on rails, comfortable on trips, ages very gracefully, 23 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg

Cons: Very high maintenance, engine prone to sludging without proper care, DRL's cause premature headlight failure.

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLXReview
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Its A Volkswagen... — 2001 passat 2.8 30 valve v6.

Pros: girls like it

Cons: damn water pump

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX WagonReview
vtroubleu writes:
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Low Quality For Price — I bought the car as new. After about 50,000 miles things started to fall apart, coincidentally that was right after the warranty ran out. Inside door trim fell off. Glove compartment latch broke and it cannot open. Moon roof opens and closes at its own will. Lose connections for front lights. Bulbs burn out too often. Protective shield under engine fell off. Difficult to change light bulbs, rear lights need special tools so you need a mechanic. Had to get new waterpump, it is in the timing belt compartment, so also got a new timing belt. Now flex pipes are leaking. Check engine light comes on even when no problems can be detected. VW service dept. always trying to sell you unneeded and expensive service/parts. Like a $600 brake disc. The actual engine and transmission seem to be functioning well. I will not buy another VW nor will I recommend it.

Owner for 6 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: Nice Roomy Car, good performance

Cons: Expensive repairs, Too many things are low quality. VW service dept.

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
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Worst Car Driven — so many problems can't even list them. spent way too much $$$ fixing this s*** car that deserted me several times on the road

Pros: can't think of any

Cons: too many technical problems

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2001 Volkswagen PassatReview
Kelvin writes:
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Very Well-built And Fun Sedan — Has good acceleration despite only having 1800cc. Good to handle, very well-built, good-to-look-at. Nice Tiptronic. All in all, sorry to have to let go of it.

Pros: tiptronic, decent handling, well-built, gorgeous, spacious.

Cons: plastic peels off rather easily

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS WagonReview
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..it Was A Hell On Wheels — First I have to say, I bought it used from Germany... It finally broke totally down after 100.000 km... Electrical failures, transmission failures, engine failures.... Hated it from day one...

Pros: Good looks, and quite good handling

Cons: PORE QUALITY

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 WagonReview
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Nice For Everyday Usage — This is the 2,8 ltr. V6 4-motion model with 30 valves, tip-tronic gearbox and Audi S-class sports suspension.

Pros: Excellent for the winter. Gets through piles and piles of snow.

Cons: It does drink a bit of petrol...

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
flave writes:
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Love My Car! — I don't really have much to say.. not much of anything wrong with my car, i got the feever when I drove my G-friends Jetta.. loved it and all the options, just wanted one a little bigger so I found me a Passat.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

Pros: Handleing is awesome, gas mileage is great and performance from a 4 cylynder is impresive... would love to have a W8 but... can't have it all

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLSReview
bridgeport37 writes:
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Inside Could Use More Quality Assurance — Radio is funky. Can die. Needs to be pulled out and put back in, but need special tools to do this. After second death, just got new radio. Safety hand rail on passenger side broke off. Floor pads from Dealer suck. Curl up and locking mechanism worthless. In general, warranty honored. Great acceleratiion and handling> Drives well.

Pros: Good engine and handling.

Cons: Hear about engine sludge, but dealer not upfront. Interior QA lacking.

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