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1994 Volkswagen Passat

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1994 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 15 Ratings for the 1990 - 1994 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

My Divorce Car

By on Thursday, November 24, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car 2 yrs ago with a salvage title from a yard when I had to turn in my 2008 Wrangler in to pay my child support after a bitter $150K divorce. Prior, to that it had one owner and had been sitting in the guys yard for years - it had 89K miles and it started right up. I have literally put minimal $$ into it and it has never stranded me. I am devoted to this Passat because it has gotten me through the worst patch in my life. At times it was the only reliable thing in my life."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

will miss this car

By on Saturday, February 19, 2011

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"most heavenly ride I've ever known in a car. perhaps to pay for that (?) had a number of suspension issues at the ten yr mark - axle, struts, alignment, odd noise - but other than the usual-for-Volkswagen smaller annoying stuff (sticking doors, gas cap hinge, windshield wiper alignment, stiff seat adjustment, rear window defrost failure), the Passat was a great car and very reliable for me. but gas mileage (22-25) not nearly good enough for my now-extended commute."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Passat Wagon 1994

By on Friday, December 03, 2010

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"I bought it with 134000 hoping to have it till 200K. I liked smooth ride, comfortable , well made interior. Fuel economy was 22-25mpg. I had many problems like stuck door, noisy muffler and constant lost battery charge due to poor connector in dashboard. After AC condenser started to leak at 155K I got rid off it. I thought VW was reliable but I was mistaken. Would not recommend, do not buy."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very Fragile

By on Monday, February 08, 2010

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

"A good vehicle until something happens to it. Any little bumps or Dings and little things start breaking all over the place. Also hard to find parts for it. Good vehicle overall though."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT

By on Sunday, January 13, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Other than everyday uptake on the car no parts were changed on it for twelve years, then things went wrong. The only problem with this car is that it could possibly clean out your bank account. My VR6 was absolutely perfect once I had finished replacing almost everything, but I know it's a good ten year investment. I plan to have this car as a daily driver for another forty years."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

By on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"This 92 Passat has been in the family since 1993. Two daughters owned it before Dad bought it in 2002. It has been in Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas and now resides in Kansas. It is very fuel efficient (36 MPG Hiway)(31 city/hiway). The maintenance problems are mainly getting parts. It is a lot more expensive than my GM car when it comes to service. Biggest problem was just recently when I had to replace the balance shaft bearings, which meant pulling the engine. Put a head gasket on at the 200k mark. Exhaust is very expensive to replace. Original clutch after 251k is surprising. Overall a great car, but it is now for sale because of reliability. Can't be sure if we are going to get to final destination, some electrical issues."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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