1997 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: still runs, but i"m mechanical
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1997 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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still runs, but i"m mechanical
By tim9999 on

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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Sedan

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Bought used for cheap, needed clutch, bad A/C. The clutch was 600.00 from the clutch guy I know. Heater core went out at 120k this is typical i guess. Here's what I did: disconnected heater core, ran heater hoses to A/C heat exchanger, (A/C bad anyway...) Now heats ok. Needed water pump at 130k. Runs strong, handles great for big car. Nice leather interior. Huge inside area. Easy to work on compact vr6. Have done all work myself except clutch.

Best Features

Nic power, smooth ride, low center of gravity feels like a smaller car.

Worst Features

Better quality on things like door/window stuff.
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