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2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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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!




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.




Great sport wagon

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

After a few initial glitches (covered by used car warranty) my Passat has been great. Very solidly built, stable ride, very quick.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Consumer reports top pick?

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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?




Expensive problems

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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.




Terrific car

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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.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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