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Don't Buy It!!! VWs Expensive To Fix!!!
By manny41 on 04/24/14 20:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

This car sucks getting it repaired is expensive too much money!!! get a Toyota or Honda Best Cars Around!!!
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Good car, reliability not good
By ma3770 on 11/13/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan

Review

My vehicle currently has over 100,000 miles. Initial impressions during the first 25000 miles were very positive. The car handled decently, the ride was firm, the V6 engine had smooth power. Gas mileage has been constant at an OK 22 combined city/highway. Subsequent impressions were not as good due to overall reliability problems. I could cut and paste the problems mentioned in other reviews/forums, such as leaking cylinder head gaskets, leaking cam seals, tie rod replacement, new ABS module, control arm joints, and a host of various other problems. Repair bills over the years were exorbitant, much of which was due to the high cost of replacement parts.
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A Living Nightmare!!! Beware
By chevy55 on 10/30/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX V6 4dr Sedan

Review

Probably the worst car ever!! Will never ever buy a VW again. It had low miles but already had transmission, engine problems. oil and power steering fluid were leaking. car had smoke coming out of the engine. wobbled while driving on the highway and drank gas as if i was driving a 14 cylinder car. i must have read almost every review about this car and saw that almost every car has a least 89-100 thousand miles on it.i should have never bought this junk. Please buyers think twice before purchasing this car
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
We love this car!
By big harry on 05/03/10 19:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Lemon of a 2000 passat
By tbond on 03/13/10 13:35 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX V6 4dr Sedan

Review

I forget how many times this lemon of a car has gone into the shop. Bought used from some person who much be must happier now. "Emissions workshop" several times . Water pump dead at 35k. Heater doesn't work. New head gasket required at 70k. Coolant leak. Radio died. Rear seat cupholder broken. Thousands of dollars in repairs that simply should not be required in the first 5 years of a cards life. Great car to drive but wouldn't want to own one.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Poor quality
By Viola on 01/27/10 14:31 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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)
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Great long-term vehicle!
By kaper on 01/09/10 17:39 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX V6 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought my manual trans V6 Passat almost 10 years ago and have to say it's been a great car overall. There have been few unexpected repairs but the repairs I have had to make have been expensive. The car has a peppy V6 engine that gets great gas mileage (low 30's on the highway). My wife describes my Passat as "smooth in every aspect". I've been happy with the quality of the engine and body. The interior controls have a quality feel but many of the buttons, knobs and cupholders have failed or begun to become unreliable. Overall the positives of the vehicle far out way it's issues and I hope to drive my Passat for many more miles!
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One headache after another
By rotaryfan on 12/24/09 05:24 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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A pleasure to drive if you can handle
By Mark on 08/11/09 10:50 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan

Review

Right off the bat I'm going to just say in spite of many of the positives in this car, I would avoid it just because of the ridiculous prices VW charges for parts. Found my passat used with 69k on it, now at 120k. I have honestly spent less money repairing this than the Civics I have owned in the past. It hasn't been as reliable as a honda because I have had issues with power steering lines and electrical problems which made the car undriveable. I also always was someone who worked on my own car and this Passat has been a nightmare in that regard (every bolt on the car is a different type and different size and needs a different tool. its insane how many tools you need just to remove one par
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Good Car
By Kevo on 07/01/09 19:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan

Review

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)
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