1997 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Poor Man's Bimmer

1997 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLX V6 Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Poor Man's Bimmer
By Seekrr on


1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Sedan


I bought my Passat on a trade-in and
what a difference from the Mazda I
drove! Solid, responsive,
balanced...yeah, a little underpowered
with the auto, but a blast down the
hwy. or back roads. Sure it needs
fixing more than a Ford and parts
aren't cheap (not to mention my dealer
sucked!), but for pure driving
enjoyment, I couldn't have made a
better choice!

Best Features

Roomy interior w/ folding rear seats = mucho cargo space. Ride quality is forgiving, but not cushy. Sunroof, A/C puts out, leather has better feel than a Bimmer's.

Worst Features

Sound system, door handles, turbo option, better gas mileage. Transmission @100K feels weak these days
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