Last post on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen, Car Buying, Sedan
#16 of 25 2006 4motion passat vs. volvo S80
Nov 25, 2009 (11:40 am)
Considering buying a 2006 passat with 72,000 miles for $12,995. Is this a good deal? I am also considering an S80. I live in Washington, DC area. Not a lot of snow, but the fall and winter is rainy and I like the AWD feature. I had an S40 (it died last week) but I need something bigger. Any thoughts?
#17 of 25 Re: Should I purchase 1999 Passat 1.8T? [realtime15]
Jan 28, 2010 (5:47 pm)
I bought one and the engine ceased from a broken timing belt 13 months ago.Now the engine this month the engine ceased again because the O ring was worn out. I have a 1999 Passat that was diven for less than 2 years and I have invested $10,000, and now I have to spend $6000.00 for a new engine. I would advise you to never consider a VW.
#18 of 25 Rebuild flooded Passat 2000 2.0 turbo
Jan 29, 2010 (9:41 pm)
I recently purchase a 2000 Passat from a auction. I knew at the time the car was a flood car. I understand a few of the first steps, like remove all carpet and dry out the computer under the driver front floor board. But what should I do next before I put a battery in the car and to see if it will start?
#19 of 25 I would imagine
Feb 03, 2010 (1:40 pm)
that you investigated it before buying a flooded car.
I think you may want to drop the oil pan and see how bottom of the engine looks like.
#20 of 25 maintenace record
Feb 14, 2010 (8:06 pm)
oil changed each 5K miles using required oil meeting VW 502.1 or higher specification (Mobil 1 0W40 or Castrol Syntec 0W30 or a few others available in the USA).
#21 of 25 Re: 1.8T [krzyss]
Feb 19, 2010 (9:04 am)
my name is Ian I live in Szczecin but I am not Polish. Listen I am looking to buy a 1999 Passat 18 Turbo benzyna. It is an English car as I want to have an English car since I am leaving Poland in two months. The car looks nice and the guy is saying that before he got from UK they changed the belts for it and oils. Can you tell me what I should check so I do not get a car that is full of troubles? what do you suggest, I can see that this car was kept very well by the Uk guy and in Poland it is still not driven so no Polish inventions are yet on it if you understand what I mean. Please can you contact me on my email ipgaleayahoo.com.
he is saying the the car has 60,000 miles and they just changed timing belt. how can i find out if it is true? please give me advice
Thank you alot
#22 of 25 take it to mechanic
Feb 19, 2010 (9:02 pm)
ask for bills that show the garage name, contact garage and verify.
What do you mean by leaving Poland in two months? Are you returning to Islands (British or Ireland)?
Wouldn't it be safer to buy something locally?
#23 of 25 Re: take it to mechanic [krzyss]
Feb 20, 2010 (4:31 am)
I am from Malta not from Uk, but in Malta we drive on the right like in UK. I actualy have now a Mercedes C class Esprit in very good conditions with Polish Reg but I want to change it or sell it to buy a right hand drive passat, my wife is Polish we be going back to Malta in May and want to take with me a car so we have something to run around with. In Poland the Uk cars are cheap to buy and i think you can find a good car. What are the common faults of the passat 18t do you know any? so maybe i can have a good look at it
thanks for your answers
#24 of 25 if I am not mistaken
Feb 23, 2010 (2:54 pm)
1999 Passat may have problems with control arms, 1.8T engine sludging if improper oil used or kept too long. When parked outside drainage from battery area may get clogged and water may enter passenger side of vehicle. If car has sunroof drains may get clogged and both sides in front may get flooded along with electronics sitting under both seats.
Is it enough for headache?
#25 of 25 Re: if I am not mistaken [krzyss]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:23 am)
oh hehe you told me realy alot, infact this car has a sunroof and i do not know if they kept it outside or not, probably here in poland it stays outside. it also has a tiptronic gear box, does this sound bad ?? i mean the tiptronic gearbox? thanks mate for your help it is great information that you gave me