1996 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: best engine and tranny combo

1996 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

70 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
best engine and tranny combo
By 60buick on


1996 Volkswagen Passat TDi 4dr Sedan


I love my passat, I bought mine with 127K miles and it has 291K now. It's roomy, comfortable, and a pleasure to drive. Has good all around visibility. True the door handles are a pain and the window regulators go, but the car has never let me down and I get about 43 mpg average. It's paying for itself. Important to find a good diesel vw mechanic as most shops haven't a clue. My goal was to keep it until 300K, but I'm going as far as I don't have to do any major engine work. It's going to be a sad day when I retire this baby
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.