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1996, 1997, 2004, and 2005 were the only Passat TDI models imported to the U.S. As with other VW models, the electronics can be problematic. We have had only two minor problems (windshield washer pum...

My wife and I bought a 1998 Accord when our 1996 Passat got totaled by a delivery van. We loved our Passat to death and "settled" for the Accord because nobody had anything on the lots (GM ...

I recently test drove the 2002 4 Cyl. Passat base model against the Altima. It was wonderful. No question that it handled considerably better than the Altima and that there was less road noise. But...

I drive 60 miles one way to work and have done so since 1989. In that time I have owned and driven several different cars. In 1996 I decided to try the Passat TDI. It sounded like the vehicle for me. ...

pockets of my Outback that I now cram into the Passat. Also the Subaru has better space in the rear under floor area, AND the side cargoboxes as well. I keep a large first aid kit, compressor, some c...

enough to justify another monthly payment. Some Passats are lemons. Some Passats are jewels. (You can substitute most makes and models for "Passat" in the two previous sentences and the ...

This is my first post and I am hoping to get some feedback. I am in the market for a new vehicle. I recently sold my 1996 Passat and would like to stick with the VW brand. I received a quote from a...

Here's a short video on changing rear brakes (rotors/pads) on a 2003 VW Passat. This video applies to the 1998-2005 VW Passat and 1996-2001 Audi A4....

Next year I may get a new Golf TDI. My brother has a 1996 Passat TDI that he absolutely loves. I just like the thought of a bulletproof diesel engine getting me around. I was sold when I visited Canad...

post of mine from about a year ago about my 1995 Passat GLX (mine was a 5-Speed) that had a 1996 instrument cluster installed under warranty about 9 months after I bought the car....

I bought a 1996 Passat TDI brand new and now have 150K on it. Yes, I drive alot. This powertrain is just awesome. Gobs of torque to pull my 3,330 pound Passat, I average 48MPG, regardless of where ...

That writing VW would do much good. They'd LOVE to bring over a pump-deuse TDI engine. They'd love to bring over Passat TDIs. Methinks they're waiting for the USLD standard to be enforced (and the fue...

Reliability was (is) not bad, not great. Her friend has a 1997 which has been far worse. I prefer the looks and styling (and size) of the 1996 over what is currently produced. The Passat wagon is not ...

I had a 1995 Passat GLX up until about two years ago. I bought it new and drove it almost 90k miles in the time I had it....

I replaced one on my 1996 Passat after it broke in sub-zero weather. It was simply a snap-on procedure. My 2004 Passat and 2006 Jetta TDI's look like the same design. I did have to lube the tube to...
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