2000 Volkswagen Passat
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Best trade I've made

by from Washington on March 27, 2017

Runs great drives smooth great handling super gas mileage even when i see what it can really do and trust me it can do A LOT
Runs great drives smooth great handling super gas mileage even when i see what it can really do and trust me it can do A LOT
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Does recommend this car!!

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Don't ever get a Volkswagen

by from GA on October 21, 2012

My brother and I have both owned Volkswagens, his the Tetta and mine the Passat. Both were maintenance nightmares. For the six years I've owned mine, I've had to take it to the shop at least three tim...
My brother and I have both owned Volkswagens, his the Tetta and mine the Passat. Both were maintenance nightmares. For the six years I've owned mine, I've had to take it to the shop at least three times a year for the past 3-4 years. Lately it's started falling apart even worse than normal. The check engine light is on, I've taken it four times to the mechanics to be fixed, but it still comes back on. My brother went through two engines with his 2001 Jetta. Aside from my engine, I need a couple thousand dollars worth in repairs; things are always going wrong with it. There is not a year that I don't spend hundreds to sometimes thousands in repairs. My brother's Jetta was the same story. Volkswagen are safe, but they are not reliable or worth the expense in repairs. Even mechanics tell me Volkswagens are bad cars.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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A fun car with not too much hassle involved

by from Milwaukee on October 11, 2011

I bought my first 00 VW Passat from my aunt and uncle when I was 17, and I had it for 4 years. Reliability never was too big of a problem, the only reliability issue I noticed was the CV boot which en...
I bought my first 00 VW Passat from my aunt and uncle when I was 17, and I had it for 4 years. Reliability never was too big of a problem, the only reliability issue I noticed was the CV boot which ended up costing about $250 ever 6 months or so. Beyond that, the only massive issue I encountered was replacing the water pump for $800 and that was after 4 years. I bought another one 3 months ago with more miles, and it hasn't been a hassle yet except for a wheel bearing. If you're looking at a passat, a B5.5 generation or newer may be a better call.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Loved this car!!!

by from Connecticut on February 7, 2011

I just sold my car and sad to see it go. I loved driving it. It cornered beautifully and drove so smooth. I think this car is happiest going 80. It looked modest from the outside but was decked on the...
I just sold my car and sad to see it go. I loved driving it. It cornered beautifully and drove so smooth. I think this car is happiest going 80. It looked modest from the outside but was decked on the inside with everything imaginable. I couldn't have made a better purchase when I bought it. I test drove a 4 cyl. 2 years younger and it performed like a completely different car than the v6. I did have an issue at one point with some water getting into the back floor but it turned out to be some issue with drains for the moonroof that needed to be cleaned out from leaves. Turned out to be an easy fix. The styling holds up for years as well.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Great Car All Around

by from Matthews, NC on December 21, 2010

Drove my 2000 Passat Wagon for 8 years. It was my second VW. The car is solid, practical, fun and handled very well. Got good gas mileage with a V6 and was so responsive. Had sufficient bells and whis...
Drove my 2000 Passat Wagon for 8 years. It was my second VW. The car is solid, practical, fun and handled very well. Got good gas mileage with a V6 and was so responsive. Had sufficient bells and whistles without going overboard. Had a couple recurring mechanical issues like the motor mounts and tie rods but overall the engine was solid and ran like a top. The room in the back is awesome for a sedan, I put everything back there. Interior was even luxurious with burlwood and sunroof. Great all around car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Love it so far

by from Athens, AL on April 9, 2010

I just bought this car and i love it, it is a good car and i love the interior i have had so many compliments on it and this has been the better car that i have ever owned. I did buy this used and for...
I just bought this car and i love it, it is a good car and i love the interior i have had so many compliments on it and this has been the better car that i have ever owned. I did buy this used and for a good price, so far the only repairs i had to have was replacing a headlight. It gets good gas mileage. I would seriously tell you to go get one today.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Love this car!

by from Takoma Park, MD on April 2, 2010

I have had VWs most of my life and I love driving them. They are absolutely reliable and when I've tried to go to other automakers I am always disappointed. My only complaint is that some of the trim ...
I have had VWs most of my life and I love driving them. They are absolutely reliable and when I've tried to go to other automakers I am always disappointed. My only complaint is that some of the trim on other VW models hasn't adhered well. For the Passat 2000, they have also had some recall issues on the rocker arm.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Amazing car and in excellent condition!!

by from Van Nuy, CA on February 24, 2010

Amazing car and in excellent condition!! Great price for a car in that condition and mileage. The car drives like a dream and is great for running around town with the friends. The heated seats are wo...
Amazing car and in excellent condition!! Great price for a car in that condition and mileage. The car drives like a dream and is great for running around town with the friends. The heated seats are wonderful on those cool mornings when you need to warm up and relax for those long commutes.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Maintenance Nightmare

by from Lancaster, PA on February 8, 2010

When the car runs it's excellent. The problem is keeping it out of the shop. The Emissions Control system is very unreliable. Late in the game VW decided, at least for the 4 cyl, that the engine requi...
When the car runs it's excellent. The problem is keeping it out of the shop. The Emissions Control system is very unreliable. Late in the game VW decided, at least for the 4 cyl, that the engine required synthetic oil (following a near $2K repair of the engine lubrication system). There has to be something better for you to drive out there.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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still a great car at 123,000 miles

by from Miami from NYC on December 16, 2009

Bought this car used with 34,000 on it, and now have 123,000. We use it as a second car, and it has been thru three renovations and many trips to Home Depot. We love this car. Never had a problem wit...
Bought this car used with 34,000 on it, and now have 123,000. We use it as a second car, and it has been thru three renovations and many trips to Home Depot. We love this car. Never had a problem with it, other than radiator needed to be replaced at 102,000 miles and the CV joints twice. I have the V6 2.8L engine, which is outstanding in performance and reliability. The problems people seem to have are withthe 4 cyl. Everything still works, and the ride is comfortable, the heated leather seats still good. Steering still tight and no tranny issues---ever. I wish I could say the same for other cars I've had.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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