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By Nikellz
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1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan


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I am now almost 19, and I had bought a 91 passat 5spd in august of 2002(i was 16). I got it with 192k on the odometer. I had it for a year and a half and got it to 212K. I don't know what the review called "91 Passat breaks more than it works by RIchie" was talking about. the stereo is the easiest out there. the factory stereo uses the same "DIN" and overall dimensions as ANY aftermarket stereo, they just slide right in. I say best I've owned, out of a *93 Saturn SL2 auto (1.9L DOHC). *THIS PASSAT(2.0L DOHC 16Valve) *91 Ford Crown Victoria (5.0L V8) *94 Pontiac Grand-Am (quad-4) auto *85 Cutlass Supreme (V6)(pimp ride) *88 Lincoln Towncar (5.0L V8) (fully optioned w/ sunroof)


Best Features

Pretty Quick. Power windows roll up from outside with key. Adjusting rear seats. Multi adjustable front seats. Build quality. Ext. and Int. Design Shifter feel. Stereo easy as hell to change out.


Worst Features

NEEDS CUP HOLDERS. All that I had to replace was the rear struts, front brakes, two radiator hoses (all the things that go out after miles anyway) and hard wire the fan because it would only work when the car is off!?? The flex pipe in the manifold broke, but i didnt fix it (cost 450 for the part).


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Watch out for this one
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By ceooftnfya
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1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan


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Terrible car, cannot understand how VW has the reputation that they do. The car has great style and has every extra you could want but what do they matter when you can't drive it? The quality is the worst i've heard of and repairs are very expensive. This car is past its time, often repair costs in a year exceed the original cost of the car. DO NOT BUY AN AUTOMATIC!!! Auto trannies are notorious as one of the worst out there.


Best Features

Heated seats, c'mon, how many older cars with this feature are affordable, has every other feature you could want, great style still stands out in 2004.


Worst Features

General quality of every component, including those great extras. Better transmission quality! cheaper parts, just flat out better reliabilty, do not buy this car for any reason, having a standard tranny would be your only excuse.


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A joy to drive
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By RyeGuy
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1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan


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i have had this car for less than a year, and it's an absolute joy to drive. i have the 5 speed version, and recommend that everyone learn how to drive a manual transmission. I've had a few minor maintenance issues with the car, but nothing serious considering there is over 280,000 KM on it. Engine still has excellent compression.


Best Features

power windows can be rolled up by holding key down in the locks, heated seats, LOTS OF ROOM, stiff suspension, good acoustics for aftermarket stereos...


Worst Features

not much to complain about, availability of aftermarket parts, cost of parts....


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Stay Away!
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By jsiek
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1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car from my sister, she bought it as is. Bad move. She had a hell of a time getting it to pass emmissions, and had the front brakes done, as well as numerous belts changed. She barely drove it for a period of a year, and I bought it from her. Things that have gone wrong since I've had it: CV Boots, timing belt, 2 V-Belts, rear brakes totally ceased (new calipers pads and rotors), alternator, rear muffler (this car has 3 of them), pipe leading from exhaust manifold to cat converter, heater core, ingnition switch, rear left passenger window motor.


Best Features

Style, great looking car considering its year


Worst Features

Realiability, price of parts is horrendous.


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By gdawg
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1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 4dr Sedan


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Just bought the car and am well aware of the upcoming costs...but this is the most stylish of all the 90's VW's. It is different and has all the bells and whistles. It is fun to drive and is built with class.


Best Features

Sunroof, heated seats, comfort, handling, body style (front grille)


Worst Features

Better components - faster


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