Used 2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon


2000 Volkswagen Passat

2000 Highlights

The radio display and anti-theft system have been updated. A brake-wear indicator is now standard on all models.


Pros

  • Fun-to-drive, excellent value, functional and comfortable interior.

Cons

  • Slight turbo lag on four-cylinder models, body rolls through tight corners.

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Features & Specs

GLX V6 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWDGLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr WagonGLS V6 4dr WagonGLX V6 4dr WagonGLS V6 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD
MPG1824212118
SeatingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower190 hp @ 6000 rpm150 hp @ 5700 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Glad I'm handy with a wrench
Why I will never buy another VW. Replaced control arms twice in 80,000 miles. Bad ABS module, bad CCM, bad ECU, all oxygen sensors have been replaced, engine sludge problem, two bad window regulators, Emissions Workshop Errors all the time. Every two winters battery needs to be replaced. Took it to dealer for a check engine and was told I had 2 bad catalytic converters, $2,300. Had it scanned somewhere else and was told that it does have a catalytic error, but the dealer failed to mention several vacuum leak errors. I replaced $20 worth of vac hose, problem solved. Haven't had an error in 10,000 miles, this is a record!! Replacing the above parts with non OEM has helped a lot.
150,000+ miles and still going!
Overall, this has been an excellent vehicle. To me the most impressive aspect of the car is how it drives so well in snow & rain. I did have a few issues with the front end suspension around the 135,000 mile mark, but they have not come back since. Fuel economy has been as advertised averaging around 23 highway & 17 city. The exterior fit & finish is relatively decent, and the interior is so well built, it still looks almost like new. I've never driven anything but VWs. (I also have an 04 Passat Sedan). Keep in mind, VW is not like Honda/Toyota, VWs require a little more work, but will easily surpass the 500,000 mile mark. As long as you take care of a VW, it will take care of you.
VW Passat GLS V6 wagon (140K miles)
It is a great car for everyday use. I have mine for 6 years and I drove around 55K miles and it runs like a champ. These V6 engines are strong and hard to kill. The only thing I changed besides suspension, is timing ( which is normal every car, so is the oil), gaskets, thermostat, and water pump. Yes these are expensive parts, if you buy original like you should. I am a mechanic so every part I buy, I change it myself. This car is great for hauling cargo inside. So if you're looking for a first car and know something about how change little things and have budget limit to 5K, I suggest you get this car. Now it depends on a person, if you're planning on modifying like boosting, get a 1.8T, if not and want to have the car as a daily drive, get a V6. Why a V6 for a daily drive, because turbos are very expensive to replace, and you never know what the car went through with previous owner. You may also ask how is the mpg, well it's not perfect. After I changed the fuel pump and the filter, I started getting 13-15 in city, and 25-30 on highway at steady 60-70 mph, on premium 93 (recommended)
Used 2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Overview

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