2001 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    75

    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 GLX Review
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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 Wagon Review
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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 GLS Review
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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 Passat Review
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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 Wagon Review
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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 Wagon Review
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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 GLS Review
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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 GLS Review
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    25

    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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    2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Wagon Review
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    Family Practicality — An excellent family car that is great all year round. Comfortably fits 4 to 5 people for long trips and all their gear. Very reliable if maintained properly. All wheel drive is great in the rain and snow. Despite being a 2001, it's nicer and higher quality than many brand new cars.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very high build quality. Extremely spacious. Invincible in the snow.

    Cons: Maintenance costs of a german car are higher than domestic or Japanese.

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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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