1997 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Hate this VW Passat

1997 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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Hate this VW Passat
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 4dr Wagon


How can I describe the worst car
experience of my life. We bought this
car used in '99 with 60K miles on it.
Admittedly, we have driven many many
highway miles and the car now has 196K
on it but everything, everything has
broken. We've replaced the brakes four
times, two "super reliable Audi"
transmissions (don't buy that sales
feature), constant problems with door
handles, constant front end problems,
etc etc. We thought the car was cool
and powerful- the best compromise for a
growing family buying a station wagon.
What we ended up with was a huge money
pit that has not had the check engine
light off for more than a week since we
bought it.

Best Features

Nice handling and powerful engine... good storage space.

Worst Features

Everything mechanical should be replaced. It's all bad, has all failed for us, and costs a fortune to replace from consistently horrible dealers.
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