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By adriannep
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1999 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in 2012 with 150k on it. When bought I did some front suspension work on it and replaced all oil gaskets on it as a piece of mind. With the miles on it I went through the entire car and perfected i. Clutch done cus I wanted Today this car reached 300k miles and it still runs like new. No lights on dash and still great gas mileage. Will never get rid of it until the tires fall of it. German cars are great cars for those who know how to take care of em. They're not for everyone and u cant go to auto zone and buy parts for it and expect it to last. U get what u pay for. I have never been stuck with it and I don't think I ever will. Safe and reliable and good looking car.


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Keep it simple
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kathonic
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1999 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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I purchased mine with 190,000 miles prominently interstate and highway mileage. The car is lumbering around town, but can really move when you need it to (I've already avoided a few accidents because of it). Mechanically everything is easy to replace yourself, and often much cheaper as well, so if your considering the 5-speed V6 I would definitely invest in as much repair materials as you can. If you're good at basic repairs and replacement this car responds well to them. A word of warning however, do NOT skimp on seals and gaskets, make sure they are in good order before buying this car, because they have the most potential to do the greatest harm.


Best Features

Visibility: If there's one thing I can appreciate is not having to make crazy head movements to check my lanes. Clear sight-lines on all sides and lofty headroom in front and back (based on my 6'4 height). The adjustable height on the seats is very helpful. Stability: I've had to drive in a few severe storms recently with flooding and slick roads this car sticks to the pavement, it can also turn much tighter then I can handle. Trunk space and rear leg room are a big plus as well. It is a good traveling car granted you keep the maintenance up to date.


Worst Features

Engine accessibility is cramped, to change something as simple as spark plugs you must remove the intake line (MAF included) and expansion reservoir in order to reach plug 3 and 6, this also goes for the PCV system. There is plenty of room under the hood so there's no excuse for the odd placement of some of these parts. Better insulation for electronics around the block, some of the plug wires and sensors run directly across the top of the block which averages 190+ degrees at OT. Lots of very loose stripping on multiple wiring harnesses.


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99 passat dont buy a used one!!!
1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By nay92
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1999 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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soooo i purchased this car with a little over 160,000 on it from ..this is the worst car by far to buy. only way i would ever buy this car again is it its complelty NEW..matienance on this car is soooooo high its crazy. i bought it for $3,250 and put more money into this car then what i bought it for...replaced both catalytic convertors ..o2 sensors.. coil packs...motor mounts..new tires...etc..it was misfiring its just ridiouls when they say everything thing that looks good isnt they are not lying!! just dont buy a used one dont even waste your money...the man that worked on my car said dont ever buy a foreign car over 100,000 miles because you will have to get everything replaced !!


Best Features

the interior was nice and the way it looks thats it!


Worst Features

cheaper parts..this is NOT a low matinance car.. you need money to drive this when one thing goes bad or breaks its like follow the leader then the next thing goes bad!


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I ignored the reviews and bought one anyway, DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By dontbuyavw
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1999 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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I read many mixed reviews about Passats before purchasing mine used. It is a 5 speed with 120,000 miles. That may seem high but 4 a stick it really aint to bad. The car is cute and fun to drive but its a POS! Ive had the car 2 months and have had nothing but problems. The power steering went out, had to replace the pump twice and now its making a winding noise as i turn. Cheap made parts are falling off left and right. Blinker light even fell off as i was driving on the interstate. windows are crap and work only when they want to. now it wont even start! Just makes a wierd ticking noise. Its a cute car, but im going back to my busted and rusted chevy cus thats never quit on me!!! [violative content deleted]!!


Best Features

The sunroof and woodgrain trim is nice, but you can get that on any car. I like the 3 headrest in the back, but really its a hazard as it blocks vision...I loved this car when i drove it off the lot, but that love quickly turned to hate and I would rather drive my 96 rusted out chevy malibu. I hate this car with a passion!


Worst Features

Stop making them. The newer ones are just as bad, they just look a little prettier.


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poor performer
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By neveragainvw
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1999 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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everyone seems to say its fun to drive but i dont see it. acceleration is slow, car just lacks in performance. you have to dig through the entire front end just to get to the engine. and WAY too expensive to fix. would never own another vw. ill stick to the japanese imports and domestics


Best Features

tip-tronic


Worst Features

lower gearing and less expensive parts


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