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1999 Volkswagen Passat

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poor performer
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By neveragainvw
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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everyone seems to say its fun to drive but i dont see it. acceleration is slow, car just lacks in performance. you have to dig through the entire front end just to get to the engine. and WAY too expensive to fix. would never own another vw. ill stick to the japanese imports and domestics


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tip-tronic


Worst Features

lower gearing and less expensive parts


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By New Owner
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Sedan


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My Vw gets me where i want to be. i drive it alot and it gets great gas mileage. It hasa lot of odd bugs that need to be worked out and it always has something going on but i guess what car with high mileage doesnt have that. Everything radio Wise works.. and heat and air.. so thats fine with me.


Best Features

Heated seats, Great gas mileage , sun- moon roof. Six disc cd changer


Worst Features

Wish the door locks would not set the car alarm off. and he passenger window worked..


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Luv this turbo
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By Dorito4
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan


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So, I bought my 99 Passat gls 1.8l turbo, a few months ago and I gatta say I luv this car it runs great and i haven't had a problem with it. its not super good on gas but its ok. In this car i have done so many fun stuff, from drifting it, and just putting the pedal to the floor and the car is still good. gotta luv this car


Best Features

Turbo, Color of the speedometter at night, seats


Worst Features

Headlight stink i put HIDs on mine, better on gas


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Excellent car!
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By pdxpdx
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon


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We bought our 1999 Passat Wagon brand new and have been thoroughly satisfied with it since. The fit and finish were superb from the start, a very high quality feel and SO fun to drive! The seats are incredibly comfortable, with firm support, and easy on the driver even on long drives. After 11 years now, we have only had almost no problems, outside of normal wear and tear. Very good gas mileage as well. Very happy with this car!


Best Features

Styling, comfort, quality feel, great handling.


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Shocked at the problems you all have
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By Tommy D.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car new in late 99. 4cyl tubo with 5 speed. Didn't take the greatest care of it and still driving it into the ground. Only issue was the timing belt which cost me $1200 when it blew on the freeway at 100k miles which was just over the suggested change amount. Tip for everyone-DO NOT TAKE THE CAR TO A DEALER! Someone mentioned you have to have the battery changed at a dealer. What crap.I changed all mine and I am no mechanic. Also, premium gas, you are kidding! U don't need it, never used it once. I have $185k and have spent about $2500 on maintenance over 10 years. Simple oil changes-$35 and a brake job for $200 ea 5 years or so. On my 3rd set of costco tires. be smarter!


Best Features

Gas Mileage 30+ freeway. Look was great when purchased and car still doesn't look dated. Try that with an American car.


Worst Features

Timing Belt design with an interference engine was poor and the manual should have reccommended lower mileage for a change out.


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