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#1 of 8276 Hello and...
Oct 22, 2000 (11:31 pm)
Welcome to the continuation of the VW Passat -
Part VII topic. Those of you joining us from that
topic are welcome to continue your discussion.
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#2 of 8276 Prices in Tennessee
Oct 23, 2000 (1:03 am)
I expect my local dealer in Tennessee to laugh at my offer tomorrow based on the collective wisdom I garnered from reading each of the 632 posts in Passat-Part VII. But I'll still make it all the same and we'll see. I'd be willing to drive a state or two away to purchase a GLX with 4M and Tiptronic for the kind of reasonable over invoice prices mentioned in many of the posts.
I bought (and likely overpaid) for an A6 4.2 several months ago at this local dealer but fully expect him to turn his nose up at the cash deal I'll offer tomorrow. Based on what I've read, $1000 over invoice should be plenty to get this deal done but he's asking for more than $3000 over invoice. $30000 plus tax should be more than enough to get this car, no??
I know how to walk away - but where to? Anybody know a dealer a little hungrier within a few hundred miles of east TN??
BTW, I love the Passat. Drives like the worthy younger sister to our A6. I feel great about the value but would be happier with a longer warranty.
#3 of 8276 Passat 2001.5 English Website
Oct 23, 2000 (5:14 pm)
I had recently posted a link to the 2001.5
Passat Website a few weeks ago. At that
time it was only available in German. It
appears VW has released the site in English
as well. Enjoy:
#4 of 8276 Passat Clutch engagement Query
Oct 24, 2000 (4:29 pm)
This is my first post on anything. I am about to purchase a '98 Passat wagon, 4 cyl.,21K miles, $16,500 from a private owner. My one concern, after driving, is that the clutch engagement is very high relative to other standard shift vehicles that I drive. I am aware that it is a hydraulicly actuated clutch, and therefore not adjustable. My concern is making a determination as to whether this is normal or clutch is worn. I would appreciate any and all input relative to the clutch and the price. Thanks for any useful comments.
#5 of 8276 clutch
Oct 24, 2000 (4:51 pm)
hmmm.. I've had mine for over a year so it's hard to say anything for sure. I recall needing some time to adjust to the clutch when I first got it, but a lot of that was getting used to revving the Turbo engine a bit higher then I was used to to get a smooth get-a-way.
I would say that it sounds pretty normal, but have your mechanic check it just to be sure.
#6 of 8276 2001 Passats - Out of Production ?
Oct 24, 2000 (7:04 pm)
I have narrowed down my car choice to 2001 VW Passat GLS V4 4-Dr Sedan with Tiptronic Auto Transmission and 4MOTION - Blue Anthracite/Black Velour. I do NOT want any other packages on the car. I am sticking to my price of $25,063 + $525 dest charge. Anyone recently bought this car around my estimated cost ? Please let me know !
Also, I am having LOT of difficulty in locating such a car. Most of the Passats come loaded with some package or the other !! A VW dealer told me that the current 2001 Passat's body-style is no longer in production and hence they cannot factory-order it for me!! A second body style is being added to the VW production line-up.
Is this true ? Are there any InterNet links that I might look up to find more on this ?
Thanks in advance !
Oct 24, 2000 (8:23 pm)
V.W. is giving the Passat a facelift for 2001. Check out the article at http://www.vwvortex.com/
This may explain your difficulty in locating the vehicle you want. I had to settle for purchasing a '99 Passat I found via a broker. Paid 21,500 for a 1.8T w/tip, luxury pkg., leather and 4K miles.
#8 of 8276 '97 Passat CD Changer
Oct 24, 2000 (11:23 pm)
I've been trying to find out if Passat is pre-wired for the CD Changer and have gotten conflicting views. I've searched in the trunk and without dismantling anything I can't find the cable. However I've gone to sights such as autotoys.com which indicates the car should be pre-wired. I've also called my service station which says it is not and the cable is $140.00.
#9 of 8276 srayer
Oct 25, 2000 (1:15 am)
cool site, where can i get my v6 tdi 4 motion with 6 speed,. lol
#10 of 8276 Help-Passat Cabin Rattles????
Oct 25, 2000 (12:16 pm)
I bought a 2001 GLS about a month ago and have noticed several rattles/buzzes in the cabin area. I am guessing they might be a typical VW thing other owners have experienced.
One of them is in the front right dash area....I think it is the gloovebox door, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
The other rattle is somewhere in the rear of the cabin. I have no idea what is shaking over bumps. I have poked around and don't see anything that looks like it could make the noise. Are there many components for the sunroof up in the headliner that are likely to shake? Any suggestions?
What is the best way to get these identified and fixed by a dealer? Do dealers create more problems by ripping stuff up to look for loose stuff? Are rattles covered under warranty since it is not a mechanical defect, but just an annoyance?