by beastv6b5 on Oct 12, 2014 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan
I baught this car a year ago with 202k i have put a VERY hard 11k on her i mean racing hard i have owend many cars and none of them could handle me till i got this V6 5s manual passat for 1750 the only issue it has is the ABS system but it doesnt effect what im after. this car seriously exceeds 140 with over 213k... on the track of course! And the only mods on it is a comp chip to over ride the govern, and muffler delete so it sounds like a racer! this car is a great comfortable family car on the road and an absolute beast on the track it is without a doubt the best 1750 i ever spent!
by natea on Mar 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD
Overall, this has been an excellent vehicle. To me the most impressive aspect of the car is how it drives so well in snow & rain. I did have a few issues with the front end suspension around the 135,000 mile mark, but they have not come back since. Fuel economy has been as advertised averaging around 23 highway & 17 city. The exterior fit & finish is relatively decent, and the interior is so well built, it still looks almost like new.
I've never driven anything but VWs. (I also have an 04 Passat Sedan). Keep in mind, VW is not like
Honda/Toyota, VWs require a little more work, but will easily surpass the 500,000 mile mark. As long as you take care of a VW, it will take care of you.
by 805misskitty on Apr 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Wagon
this vehicle ran great first 80k miles. But the window fell out & a bunch of interior things broke while still considered a newer car. I read all the reviews on car.
I got the car from friend knowing she was about to run into trouble with it. It was in good to fair condition. I bought it with another friend at a good price knowing we would be dumping
a lot of $$$$ into it over the next few years who I knew could tackle the problems ahead. What I wasn't prepared for was everything happening at once AND PROBLEMS WITH the rack and pinion. I hope I spelled that right.
If you are looking to buy a Passat 2000-2004 do a Vin history on it. If you're looking for a smart buy, this ain't it!
by mmmike1 on Dec 11, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon
Great handling, comfortable and firm seats: I can drive from Florida to North Caroina in one day. And I am over 50. Power is good (I chipped up the motor). Brakes very good. Visibility is super. Small on the outside but plenty of room inside. Heat is adequate.
AC still works and well!
by ns1915 on Aug 4, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Wagon
Why I will never buy another VW.
Replaced control arms twice in 80,000 miles.
Bad ABS module, bad CCM, bad ECU, all oxygen sensors have been replaced, engine sludge problem, two bad window regulators, Emissions Workshop Errors all the time.
Every two winters battery needs to be replaced.
Took it to dealer for a check engine and was told I had 2 bad catalytic converters, $2,300.
Had it scanned somewhere else and was told that it does have a catalytic error, but the dealer failed to mention several vacuum leak errors.
I replaced $20 worth of vac hose, problem solved.
Haven't had an error in 10,000 miles, this is a record!!
Replacing the above parts with non OEM has helped a lot.
I own and have been driving my 2000 Passat V6 with TipTronic for almost two years now. The car has been problem free except for this recent problem with not being able to remove the key from the ignit...
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