I bought my 1990 Passat for my first car, and I don't regret it. Petunia May, (her name) is an awesome highway car, but it is hard to park in tight areas. Other than that, I love it. I had to do some break repairs to it which cost an arm and a leg, but to me that is wear and tear parts. They are going to need attention one time or another in any car you buy.
The power moonroof, tilting front and back seats, roominess, handling, good gas mileage, and power on the highway.
Give it better acceleration in first gear and better wiper controls.
I bought my passat with 140,000 miles
on it and it was immaculate. It runs
great and nothing has gone wrong with
it yet. Great value. Front wheel drive
is great in snow and the car is
generally fun to drive with a fast yet
rock solid feel. Nice factory exhaust
tip and exhaust. Acceleration is a bit
slow, but that is expected for a car
of this size with 140 horsepower.
Super smooth ride. 110 mph feels as
smooth as 60 does. Gas mileage is
about 25 mpg. Overall, I'd reccomend
this car to anyone who wants a sporty
sedan with plenty of room to boot.
THe interior is roomy with plenty of
room to recline and drop the sttering
wheel, while saving lots of legroom
for rear passengers. Rear seats
recline, and fold down for more cargo
Power windows, locks, and power 2-way
sunroof are definately desired for
this car, but simplicity means less
things to maintain. Automatic
transmission is a bit quirky, shifts
at odd times, but that is solved by
the sport mode switch, so the engine
revvs higher before shifting.
Generally we like this car. Expensive
to repair - although once repaired it
is ok. Comfortable to drive, good
mileage, easy handling. We would not
buy another Passat because they are
simply too expensive. We know someone
who has a 1996 and they think it is a
I just recently bought my passat and I
was very pleased when I found the car
for the amount of money they were
asking for. Now that I have mine
something always seems to go wrong and
I don't know of any places close by
where I can take my car.
I love the body and interior of my
volks. I enjoy the power window and the
I wish the people who had my car before
me would of taken better cared of it.