by VW_Cruiser on Nov 15, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan
I bought my 1990 Passat for my first car, and I don't regret it. Petunia May, (her name) is an awesome highway car, but it is hard to park in tight areas. Other than that, I love it. I had to do some break repairs to it which cost an arm and a leg, but to me that is wear and tear parts. They are going to need attention one time or another in any car you buy.
by Brian on Jul 21, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Wagon
Three transmissions and lots of aggravation later I've finally decided to give up. No more VWs for me. That's it. A car should be built to last and not give the kind of trouble that VWs give. I'm going to get a Honda for my next vehicle. VW service was expensive and the work was not good on a number of occasions.
by eddot on Jul 29, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Wagon
This car is been the most unreliable
car. I bought it at 85k and put on 50k.
I have spent over $13k (not counting
gas and insurance) on it. It has
stranded us 4 times. Every time I fix
something expensive, I would think, now
it will be okay for a while. It is very
expen$ive to fix, and the same things
go wrong. The automatic transmission is
terrible and it has been replaced by VW
at 50k (before I owned it) and rebuilt
by VW at 110k while I owned it. The
transmission is so bad, there are no
used ones available. The fuel pump and
pre-pump have failed at least twice
each. The power windows are weak. I
could go on all night. Stay away from