"This was my first German and reached speeds above 134 with no problems and some modifications. The car handled good to start, but was much better and just as comfortable with the 17's added. Fuel economy was closer to 31.5 highway (chipped), and 29 (+) natural. Problem with leak in front window after 6yrs."
"Bought my 98 Passat used with 56K miles on it 5 yrs ago at the recommendation of an auto-buff friend. The only complaint was that the oil pump is difficult to get to and cost $1k to replace a $50 part. It now has 127k and going strong, though some of the fabric upholstery is going. VW got it right with this model and this year."
"I have owned VW's since the seventies and after some aftermarket addons this is the best VW I have owned.
All day comfort and a mile eater I have loved it since I bought it 7 years ago and will ocntinue for years to come."