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This was a fabulous car
By Cabrilla on
Vehicle2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Wagon
ReviewI 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.
Best FeaturesFit, finish, & quality of interior; heated leather seats; clean, modern exterior styling (received many complements from guys in their early 20's who thought it was awesome - strange but true.); decent MPG for a V6; reliability; fun to drive for a mid-size wagon.
Worst FeaturesMore power, even stiffer suspension. Re-engineer that damn plastic oil pan/engine compartment cover on the bottom of the car. Mine came off 2X during the time I owned it.
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