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2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 487 Ratings for the 1998 - 2001 models.

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  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.0/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.0/10
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I loved this car. Great to drive.

By on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable, fun to drive"

Cons: "on the expensive side to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have a 1999 Passat V-6. One of the other reviews mentions that the car is on the expensive side to maintain. True. But, I did what needed to be done and the car never let me down. It was a workingman's A-6 - same engine, drivetrain, transmission, suspension. I've bought a new car and it is time to let the Passat go. The new one isn't nearly as much fun to drive."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

One of my all time favorite cars!

By on Thursday, October 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Really good utility and great visibility."

Cons: "Air conditioning was not as robust as it could be."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"It hooked me on "german engineering." Really nice handling, good quality inside and out, features that I still don't see on many cars (like opening the driver's door with my key and the drivers seat and side windows automatically adjust to my saved position - for me and a second driver!). All Wheel Drive is nice not just on ice and snow, but feels like all the time (it may affect mileage a tiny bit). Quiet and still going. When it finally "quits" this one deserves a decent burial at the side of the road…."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car!

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great power, great mpg, still looks stylish"

Cons: "only a cassette deck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love this car. It has so much energy (likely because I have the turbo engine and a manual transmission) and gets amazing gas mileage (got 32 mpg for an 1800 mile trip and generally get 29 in the city). Plus, it does not look dated even though it is now over a decade old. One of my favorite parts is the computer that tells you the stats on your driving. I read somewhere, after getting it, that I got a good one because it was one of the ones actually made in Germany."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best car EVER!

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: expensive upkeep

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

Pros: "Heated leather seats, stereo system, reliability"

Cons: "none if you have money to invest as it gets older"

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

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Passat.. I hate to see it go but I needed something new as I am a single girl and don't have the ability to work on it, nor do I know anybody that could help me with the upkeep. I will TRULY miss my car.. someday I will definitely buy another VW Passat!! Luxurious!!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

fair all around until last week (only 70k Miles)

By on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "it was my wifes trophy from her departed Mom."

Cons: "I'm not sure that I would like it once if was repa"

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

"my wife wreck this care, damage 6,342.06 would you say junk or keep and repair?"

4 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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