Drivetrain to die for!
By JimboTheFed on
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDi 4dr Sedan
Yes, it has hardware issues: door
latches, power window alignment,
ignition keyswitch (recall issued),
electrical gremlins... But even with
all that, I love this car! But I am an
engineer and tinkerer, own the Bentley
repair manual, and don't mind pulling
the door panel off, either. 179000
miles and climbing 30K+/year. We'll
grow old together. Drive this car hard
and it will NOT ever smoke - the
computer craves to be driven!
Engine, roomy interior, cavernous trunk
and cargo capability (I carry 25 8 foot
2x4's at once in the sedan), Premium
I hate VW hardware and electrical
designs! The 5-speed linkage is sloppy.
Seats wear out at 150000. No cupholders
(put Pespi in front of seat in the seat
adjuster release handle for manual