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 limee925 on Nov 6, 2010 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.
by gojo on Dec 6, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon
Two weeks after we bought the car, we were smelling oil. It took the dealer two weeks to fix all the leaks, they had to redo the top half of the motor. We later found out it was the second time these repairs were made in 40,000 miles - luckily all under warranty. It needed a new air sensor, two new air pumps, new a/c hoses, and new rotors. Both the front blinker assemblies fell out while driving the car (within eight months of each other). The parts man at the VW dealer said this happens frequently. All of these problems in 50,000 miles. Now it needs over $1,000 in preventative maintenance. What do you think?
by LawHoo on Jun 8, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon
My Passat was a great car until we hit 45,000 miles. Then we needed to replace the secondary air pump ($600), then the brakes, now at 58,000 miles the secondary air pump is out again ($600) and the tie rods need to be replaced ($500), plus the paint is peeling off of the bumper (no accidents). Oh yeah, the control for the outside mirrors fell off. I love the car but the maintenance has become a bit much to bear.
by AHC on Feb 11, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon
My 2000 Volkswagen Passat has been perfect for 63,000 miles. Well, not absolutely perfect: the knob that adjusts the exterior mirrors has broken twice, and a few minor pieces of interior trim haven't held up under our two kids' abuse. But that's it - no other repairs were required at all. It gets 33+ MPG on the highway, is quiet and comfortable, and still looks sharp six years later. We love it.
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