2001 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: 144,000 miles and counting

2001 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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144,000 miles and counting
By txsaggie1 on


2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


I bought this car as it looks cool inside and outdoor with super comfy seats. Overall, I have been pleased and I plan on driving it until it dies. Get the V6 engine! Much more reliable than V4. (I've also never used Premium gas. 87 octane works fine.) Interior and exterior has worn well. Seats are comfy. Ride is quite and comfortable. Paint looks great. But I've had electrical issues similar to others: Headlights burn out often, dashboard and panel lights go out. Repairs are expensive, and some maintenance can only be done at dealerships. If you are buying a used one, make sure you are aware of the VW timing belt/water pump replacement at 105,000 mile-- it's $1300.

Best Features

Looks, Manual trans is great. Interior fit and finish.

Worst Features

Electrical issues. Expensive repairs.
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