1996 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Horrible, Expensive, and Unrel
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1996 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

1996 Volkswagen Passat

Average Consumer Rating

70 Total Reviews

GLX V6 Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Horrible, Expensive, and Unreliable!
By Rupert on

Vehicle

1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Sedan

Review

This car has been a complete nightmare to own. It has had issues with the transmission, electrical, interior cosmetics, expensive parts...the list goes on. This car was wonderful when I bought it new in April of 1995. Then at 31,000 miles all hell broke lose. I lost my heated seats, and soon after my entire instrument cluster. Then at 33,000 miles my transmission went out - thank God it was under warranty as it costs nearly $6,500 to repair. The rear O2 sensors require taking off the FUEL TANK to reach them. This car is too much work and is costing me too much money. I am VERY unhappy with this car!

Best Features

Ummm...it is fun to drive when it's working.

Worst Features

Mine didn't come with a glove box which is odd, and the lack of interior space was disappointing. It has cheap afterthought cup holders, poor reliability, expensive parts, and is hard to work on.
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