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The used 1997 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is offered in the following styles: TDi 4dr Sedan, and GLX V6 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned Passat Sedan models are available with a 0-liter diesel engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 Passat Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review I have owned nothing but VW's. They all have been reliable and great to drive. In 2000 we needed a bigger car as we were expecting our first child. We drove the new Jetta, and but it seemed small and sort of cheap. Then we saw the beautiful Indigo Passat GLX. It is a big, roomy sedan which drives and handles like a dream. The VR6 engine is the best thing VW has ever designed. The check engine or ABS lights have NEVER been on in this car. I bought it with 38,000 miles on it, now it has 96,000 miles and drives like the day I took it home. The first owner probably neglected a few things. It needed brakes, rotors, battery, etc. that first year, but the dealer covered everything. Find a good mechanic, do your maintenance, and this car will last!
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Available Volkswagen Passat 1997 Sedan 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, 1.8T Sport PZEV, SEL PZEV, R-Line PZEV w/Comfort Package, GLX, GLX 4Motion, Sport PZEV, Turbo, Wolfsburg Edition, GLS V6, GLX V6, Limited Edition, 3.6 4Motion, SE PZEV w/Technology, Value Edition, GLX V6 4Motion, GL 1.8T, GLS 1.8T 4Motion, SEL, Base, Komfort PZEV, Lux, R-Line PZEV, Sport, V6 SE, 3.6, GL, GL TDI, GLS TDI, 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, Night Blue Metallic, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Black Uni, Fortana Red, Fortana Red Metallic, Urano Gray, Opera Red Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Titanium Beige, Deep Black, Glacier Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver, Blue Graphite, Satin Silver Metallic, United Gray, Candy White w/Black Roof, Granite Green, Island Gray Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic/Black Roof, Blue Anthracite, Candy White/Black Roof, Pine Green, Silverstone Gray Metallic, Northern Green Metallic, Stonehenge Gray Metallic, Titanium Beige Metallic, Urano Gray Metallic, Wheat Beige Metallic, Cobalt Blue Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Fresco Green Metallic, Reflex Silver w/Black Roof, Arctic Blue Silver, Blue Anthracite PL, Cobalt Blue, Mocha Brown, 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, Cornsilk Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Moonrock leatherette, Moonrock Gray leatherette, Beige leather/sueded microfiber, Black leatherette, Gray, Black/Gray leatherette, Moonrock cloth, Black, Cornsilk Beige cloth, Golden Oak and Black leather, Moonrock Gray/Titan Black leatherette, Black premium leather, Pure Beige premium leather, Classic Gray leatherette, Beige, Beige/Black leatherette, Moonrock Gray leather, Black leather, Classic Gray premium leather, Cornsilk/Titan Black leatherette, Moonrock Gray leather/sueded microfiber, Pure Beige leatherette, Anthracite, Beige 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