• (3.7) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $726$6,258
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-26
  • Engine: 150-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2001 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take on the 2001 Volkswagen Passat

The Passat comes in four-door sedan and station wagon body styles, and both are available with front-wheel drive or a permanently engaged all-wheel-drive system called 4Motion. During the 2000 calendar year, the Passat has nosed ahead of the New Beetle to become Volkswagen’s second best-sel... Read Full Report

2001 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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A Dearborn reader wrote to us recently about some automotive arguments taking place in his household. "We have two kids and two separate ideas about vehicles," this husband and father admits. It seems that he loves sport-utility vehicles. But his wife hates them. Sedans seem boring, plus they don't feel roomy enough. A good compromise vehicle? A station wagon, they agree. In fact, they... Read full review for the 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Great car, Smooth ride

by Matt from San Diego on November 26, 2010

What I like: This car drives handles very well and is a smooth ride. It has so many fun features including Tip-Tronic, heated seats, and power moon roof/sun roof. I lived in Colorado in the snow and t... Read Full Review

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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