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2000 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat

  • This is our favorite midsize sedan and wagon. Don't make your family vehicle choice without driving one.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun-to-drive, excellent value, functional and comfortable interior.

  • Cons

    Slight turbo lag on four-cylinder models, body rolls through tight corners.

  • What's New for 2000

    The radio display and anti-theft system have been updated. A brake-wear indicator is now standard on all models.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Don't buy it!!! vws expensive

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

This car sucks getting it repaired is expensive too much money!!! get a Toyota or Honda Best Cars Around!!!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We love this car!

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

38 - 40 on a long trip. Stick shift is smooth. Lots of leg and headroom. Best car I've ever owned. Far superior to my '91 Passat.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Poor quality

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Car has multiple problems, not simple wear and tear either. Window fell into door (generic problem) Trunk latch broke Side lamps fell off one day Dome light cracked Oil leak (less than 50k miles)




One headache after another

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Don't get me wrong here... VW's are excellent cars when they are running 100%. The problem is 99% of the time they are not running properly. Case in point here is my 2000 Passat 1.8T. After 5 years of ownership, I drowned thousands of dollars into repairs. Blown turbo, oil cooler cracked, brakes went soft early on too. The list goes on and on. Sludge had built up in the engine and finally, after 83k miles, the heater core broke. I will NEVER buy a VW again. This is the worst car I've ever dealt with and I don't know why I kept it for so long.




Good car

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

I love my Passat. I have a Wolfsburg Edition(built in Germany) with a manual transmission. I don't know what happenned with the other people getting bad gas mileage because I get up to 54mpg on the highway which makes this car good for my long commute. I love my Passat, and I've never had to make any major repairs. This car is very quick and very durable. I pull away from Corvettes and Mustangs all the time. I've driven Volkswagens since 1985, and thanks to this car, I'll continue that trend(unless I buy an Audi, hehe)




Fun to drive, but not

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

The Reliability and Build Quality is terrible. Handles break, Window regulators break, hoses fail ahead of time, sensors give out ahead of time Not a reliable vehicle at all and expensive to fix and maintain. No more VW for me



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What's New for 2000

The radio display and anti-theft system have been updated. A brake-wear indicator is now standard on all models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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