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2001 Volkswagen Passat

   
 
Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 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 in base trim, stronger 1.8T powerplant in mid-2001, roomy/comfortable interior, solid build quality, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Some confusing interior controls, price goes up quickly with options.

  • What's New for 2001

    The 2001.5 Passat arrives this spring with updated exterior styling, minor interior changes and a more powerful four-cylinder engine, but…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)


Reliable solid 2001 v6 5m

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Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

Solid Build Quality Quiet, decent performance. Feels secure at highway speed compared to my Sienna 10 Major expense CV Boot (axle replaced), ABS controller, timing belt.




Handle with care

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Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

Solid feel, great seats, excellent dashboard lights, likes to run like a horse. Has an impressive look. The V6 is a better engine than the Turbo and gets the same gas mileage. Fun to drive. Unfortunately the car must be meticulously looked after. Control arms damage easily, electrical nuisances, check engine light goes on if gas cap is not tight, rotors are prone to warping. Poor cup holders, premium gas. Only 45000 miles.




Excellent

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Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

The 2001 Passat GLS is the best car I've ever had. It is gorgeous and runs wonderfully. It's worth every penny.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2001 Volkswagen Passat Review

What's New for 2001

The 2001.5 Passat arrives this spring with updated exterior styling, minor interior changes and a more powerful four-cylinder engine, but if you liked the "old" styling, a few 2001s should linger on dealership lots for a while. New features for the 2001 model year -- standard front and rear side curtain airbags, optional steering wheel controls for the audio and cruise for GLS (standard on the GLX) and a standard trunk entrapment release button -- carry over into 2001.5 Passats.

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fishgreg1
fishgreg1
12-25-2001
I have a 2001.5 VW Passat GLS 1.8t purchased in July with 10,500 miles on it. In the last 4 weeks both daytime running front lights, fog light and one tail light have all burned out. From previous c...


chaatchaat
chaatchaat
08-20-2001
i just had my 2001 passat serviced, since then on parking the car overnight in the Garage. and starting it in the morning i notice water/fluid dripping consisting of (water+oil/fule+smell of fuel). It...


tess2go
tess2go
01-07-2003
I've experienced four burned out headlamps on my 2001 Passat in eighteen months. Called VW customer care - claimed this is a disposable item and that they have no record of other complaints. Called ...



 

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