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The used 1996 Volkswagen Passat Diesel is offered in the following styles: TDi 4dr Sedan, and TDi 4dr Wagon. Pre-owned Passat Diesel models are available with a 0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1996 Passat Diesel comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review 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.
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Available Volkswagen Passat 1996 Diesel Trims: SE PZEV, R-Line, SE, SE w/Technology, S, S PZEV, Wolfsburg Edition PZEV, SEL Premium, SEL Premium PZEV, V6 SEL Premium, GLS 1.8T, Komfort, 2.0T, TDI SEL Premium, Limited Edition PZEV, TDI SE, SEL PZEV, 1.8T Sport PZEV, R-Line PZEV w/Comfort Package, GLX, GLX 4Motion, Turbo, Limited Edition, GLS V6, GLX V6, Wolfsburg Edition, 3.6 4Motion, SE PZEV w/Technology, Sport PZEV, Value Edition, GLX V6 4Motion, GL 1.8T, GLS 1.8T 4Motion, SEL, Base, GL, Komfort PZEV, R-Line PZEV, Sport, V6 SE, 3.6, GL TDI, GLS TDI, Lux, R-Line w/Comfort Package, VR6 4Motion
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Candy White, Reflex Silver Metallic, Platinum Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Black, Black Uni, Night Blue Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Fortana Red, Fortana Red Metallic, Urano Gray, Deep Black Pearl, Opera Red Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Titanium Beige, Deep Black, Glacier Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver, Blue Graphite, Satin Silver Metallic, United Gray, Granite Green, Island Gray Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Blue Anthracite, Candy White w/Black Roof, Silverstone Gray Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic/Black Roof, Candy White/Black Roof, Northern Green Metallic, Pine Green, Stonehenge Gray Metallic, Titanium Beige Metallic, Wheat Beige Metallic, Cobalt Blue Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Fresco Green Metallic, Urano Gray Metallic, Arctic Blue Silver, Blue Anthracite PL, Cobalt Blue, Mocha Brown, Reflex Silver w/Black Roof, Satin Silver, Tornado Red, White Gold Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Moonrock Gray w/Quartz Piping leatherette, Cornsilk Beige w/Brown Piping leatherette, Beige leatherette, Titan Black leather, Cornsilk Beige leatherette, Titan Black leather/sueded microfiber, Cornsilk Beige leather, Moonrock Gray cloth, Moonrock Gray leatherette, Moonrock leatherette, Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Cornsilk Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Black leatherette, Gray, Black, Black/Gray leatherette, Cornsilk Beige cloth, Golden Oak and Black leather, Moonrock cloth, Black premium leather, Moonrock Gray/Titan Black leatherette, Pure Beige premium leather, Classic Gray leatherette, Beige, Beige/Black leatherette, Moonrock Gray leather, Classic Gray premium leather, Cornsilk/Titan Black leatherette, Moonrock Gray leather/sueded microfiber, Pure Beige leatherette, Anthracite, Beige leather, Black leather, Latte Macchiato leather, Moonrock leather, Moonrock leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Post-collision safety system, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Sunroof/Moonroof, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Auto Climate Control, USB Inputs, Pre-collision safety system, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, Alarm, Upgraded Headlights, Remote Start, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Automatic Emergency Braking, AWD/4WD