1996 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: 680,000 and still running

1996 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

70 Total Reviews

TDi Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
680,000 and still running
By VW on the BRAIN on


1996 Volkswagen Passat TDi 4dr Wagon


I have been a VW fan since 65". This was my third VW, and my first wagon. I loved it, and still do, its had a few problems, door handles, wheel bearings, gears, speedometer, window motors, rust, spindles, locks, and Volkswagen scalloping back wheel wear. These w's, you either love em or hate them. This vehicle needs better headlamps, the plastic interior was shoddy, half of it busted. The cup holder snapped off, the glove box, broke, little thing like that can piss you off. The seat rails screwed up. The heated seats, were replaced but, the seats were never the same. The odometer went at 181 k, and it was 1200 bucks to fix. This car is fun to drive but you must have patience.

Best Features

Heated seats, cd player, the air conditioning, was repaired three time, cost me 2000, and it still doesn't work, the clutch is great, the exhaust was expensive to fix. Great in snow, I work in the usa, and its very cold there. We spend our summers in Canada, its warmer there.

Worst Features

Better locks,plastic's,wheel bearings, headlamps,paint,and door handles
Recommend (2) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.