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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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Handle with care
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By Bart
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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Dashboard lights, transponder key (car cannot be hot- wired), supportive seats, car can take a hit and still protect occupants effectively.


Worst Features

Fix the electrical problems.


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What a Nightmare
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By A nightmare
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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

everything that has happened to all the reviews posted here has happened to ours. the engine finally gave out leaving my daughter stranded with two kids while the son is in Iraq. this has been the worst car i have ever bought in 30 years. The Worst!!!! they really need to do a recall on the whole car. thanks for nothing VW


Best Features

favorite features, cost too much, pay too much to get fixed and then the engines gives out, what favorite.....


Worst Features

do a recall on every 2001 and sell the metal for scrap. thats about you can do with this vehicle.


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fun to drive pain to fix
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By carmom22
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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love driving this car. It is stylish sporty for a sedan. Great leather interior. it is SO comfortable. However this car is haunted by electrical problems in the dashboard for many years.


Best Features

5 speed Handling monsoon stereo interior and exterior style


Worst Features

BETTER ELECTRICAL


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"Terrible Car"
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By "please run away"
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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

i bought this car used with 125000 miles on it.The troubles started 2 days after i bought it. First the right cv axle and rigt after i replaced it, the left one went out. There is also a bad oil leak that i cant figure out where it is coming from. I also hear a whining noise when i turn my steering wheel to the left.. This car has just been a nightmare after just three weeks of owning it.


Best Features

the looks


Worst Features

everything apart from the looks


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Best Car I have had!
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By Zablan
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2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is easily the best car I have had and continue to have. It is extremely reliable considering I do push the car hard and never service it more than once a year/ It now has over 285000 miles on the clock and still runs perfect. I also have a Audi A4 (2007) and daughter has a BMW 530 (2006), its definitely a better car than these and a bargain on fuel consumption, maintenance and insurance. The only problem I have is the velvour interior attracts dust and looks out of date now and the build design is boring. But if your not worried about its looks then this is probably the best car in the world. Note its popular with cabbies hence must be reliable and cheap to run.


Best Features

Quick and excellent fuel consultion a full tank gets me 350 miles with ease more when using motorway.


Worst Features

Try and get one with a leather interior. plus installed cruise control on it for only £350!


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