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2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 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.

Full 2000 Volkswagen Passat Review

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

150,000+ miles and still going!

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It's a crap shoot

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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!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car i would buy

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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!



10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Glad i'm handy with a

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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.




An experience.

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

Liked the car for the ability to transport 2 German Shepherds and humans comfortably. Plenty of room and very comfortable with the heated leather seats and pretty good gas mileage. The steering was pleasantly weighted and got heavier the faster the vehicle moved, giving a feeling of solidity and feeling well planted and secure. Cruised well. Unfortunately after a mere 8000 miles of ownership, the engine compartment combusted today necessitating a 911 call to extinguish the flames.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This was a fabulous car

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Wagon

I bought my Passat wagon used, with about 42K miles on it, as the second owner. It was fun to drive, handled well, and was a pleasure to own for nearly 8 years. For 3 years I drove it on a 140mi commute (RT). It also made several long-distance (1000+ miles RT) road trips every year with no problems. Overall, it was extremely reliable. They had to adjust the mass air sensor the first week I had it. Other than regularly scheduled maintenance, there weren't any issues for 5 years of moderate to very heavy driving. I had to have the head gaskets replaced on the engine at about 130K miles. The ABS braking chip needed replacing at about 150K miles.



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angelaelser
angelaelser
05-02-2001
I recently purchased a GLX V6 4Motion and have been frustrated with the delay in acceleration. It seems to "stumble" on takeoff. I test drove the 4 cylinder *ignore* and upgraded to the V6 ?...


gizmo_t_cat
gizmo_t_cat
07-18-2001
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...


nliang711
nliang711
05-18-2000
light on passat pricing for me. I found a 99...



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