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1990 Volkswagen Passat

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Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 134 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    Delayed Quantum replacement debuts. Sedan and wagon are available in GL trim, with 134-horsepower engine. ABS is optional.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Road trips are great

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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.




Running great

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Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan

I bought my passat with 140,000 miles on it and it was immaculate. It runs great and nothing has gone wrong with it yet. Great value. Front wheel drive is great in snow and the car is generally fun to drive with a fast yet rock solid feel. Nice factory exhaust tip and exhaust. Acceleration is a bit slow, but that is expected for a car of this size with 140 horsepower. Super smooth ride. 110 mph feels as smooth as 60 does. Gas mileage is about 25 mpg. Overall, I'd reccomend this car to anyone who wants a sporty sedan with plenty of room to boot.




Expensive to repair

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Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan

Generally we like this car. Expensive to repair - although once repaired it is ok. Comfortable to drive, good mileage, easy handling. We would not buy another Passat because they are simply too expensive. We know someone who has a 1996 and they think it is a money pit.




Mad

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Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan

I just recently bought my passat and I was very pleased when I found the car for the amount of money they were asking for. Now that I have mine something always seems to go wrong and I don't know of any places close by where I can take my car.



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Full 1990 Volkswagen Passat Review

What's New for 1990

Delayed Quantum replacement debuts. Sedan and wagon are available in GL trim, with 134-horsepower engine. ABS is optional.

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Talk About The 1990 Passat

1990 Volkswagen Passat Discussions See all Started By

farrrell
farrrell
01-06-2003
1990 passat had a 2.0 litre 16 valve double overhead cam with 134 h.p. I allways wondered why it was'nt available in the jetta. the extra horses would have helped the anemic jetta....


shipo
shipo
03-12-2006
High compression (Passat 3.6) = Premium gas...


zackiedawg
zackiedawg
01-29-2003
I purchased my W8 Variant in mid-December, 2002. This is my 2nd Passat, with my last being a 2000 GLX V6 Sedan....



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