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1997 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Discussions

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Passat TDI was offered in 1996 and 1997 and certified for 1998 and dropped at the last minute by VW. It is amazing how high the residual values are for the 1996-7 year Passat TDI. The wagon in excelle...
Passat came out in 1998 IIRC, and it's really only had a face lift since then. The platform dates back to the 1997 Audi A4. It's over due for an update, IMO....
outback. I'll get to that later. I acquired my Passat Variant , which was nearly impossible to test drive at any of the THREE VW dealers in the South Jersey Area, especially to test the 4-Mo GLX Var...
100,000 miles before I traded it for a 2004 Passat. I also traded the 2001 Beetle for a 2003 Turbo Beetle. In all I have almost 300,000 miles behind the wheel of Volkswagens. They are terrific cars t...
Good news! The B6 Passat scored the second highest points (251) in the 2006 European Car of the Year. The Renault Clio III (with 256 points) is rated as European Car of the Year....
The Passat TDI is rated 38 mpg highway (though I am getting 41 with still less than 2000 miles on mine). It is the last model year of the body style that began in 1997, and as you note, the engine was...
I purchased my W8 Variant in mid-December, 2002. This is my 2nd Passat, with my last being a 2000 GLX V6 Sedan....
I just came back after test-driving a GLS V6 Tiptronic Passat with the intention of duplicating this problem. I felt like I could duplicate it, but I m not sure. Maybe I am imagining it because what I...
I also am interested in buying a VW Passat GLS V6. I test drove one yesterday with all the bells and whistles. I drove the 4cyc first and then the V6. The 4 cyc Turbo jerked and hung up while the V...
Also, as you and ffxvw said, I did not want to use data on the 1997 and older Passats. Those were always weak cars and that's not a car that would accurately illustrate my point....
When the normal Passat -- or whatever it morphs to -- starts at $29,900, are you suggesting you will buy another brand of car? This is certainly your choice, but the progression of car buying (and th...
For reliability: I've owned 3 VWs and my wife has one, too. A 1983 Rabbit (75,000 miles), an '87 GTI 16V (175,000) and a '97 Passat Wagon (110,000 miles, still have). My wife has a 1997 Passat (65,...
My 1985 Toyota Cressida Station Wagon will turn 17 in May, and currently has 207,000 miles on it....sure, the air conditioning hasn't worked in about 5 years, the radio goes out intermittantly (which ...
Number four: a 2002 wagon model with the 1.8 turbo 4. My co-worker's father generously traded his Passat for the son's 1997 Honda Civic, which the father in turn gave to a young relative for his first...
You're preaching to the choir. I've been telling everyone this for quite some time, thank you... I've owned and worked on VWs for over 25 years (1975 Mk1 Scirocco - 6 years, 1987 Mk2 VW Golf GT - 16...
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