2001 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Leaving is a bitter sweet
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2001 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

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GLS 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

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Leaving is a bitter sweet emotion
By scouserusa on

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

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Traded in 1 01 Malibu, for an 01 Passat. I'm from the UK, and driven a new VW Polo..no problems, and loved the build quality. 64K at purchase, and no problems for a year. Then a CEL..which I ignored..found out to be a MAF sensor, then coil ignitor issues(recall), tie end rods, vacuum hoses, oil cooler went at 120K, and had to flush entire system. With premium fuel, expensive oil changes, brakes, annual coolant flushes, the constant worry of a blown head gasket or turbo failure was not far off. Excellent when new, but get sell after 5 years and don't look back. I was on first name terms with all the mechanics at the local garage. Do NOT buy a used Passat, simple advice.

Favorite Features

Leather seats, moonroof, heat (when it worked), very sporty for a 1.8. Nice steering wheel controls, and the build quality you expect from VW (from Germany)

Suggested Improvements

CD should be standard even in 2001.
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