by Bart on Jul 31, 2009 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.
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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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...
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...
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 ...