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#4 of 25 Re: 2004 VW Passat - Buying used [ehg2001]
Jul 18, 2008 (2:55 pm)
Don't buy it!!!!
OK, maybe I am biased but my 2004 Passat waggon is back in the shop as I type.
I had the car from new and it has been nothing but trouble, which is a shame as I previously owned two Golfs and they were troublefree and robust.
Today my heap of junk was in the shop for 2 recalls and they 'discovered' some other flaw which will set me back a few hundred bucks. I had a 40k service only a few months ago and with all the additional repairs, it cost me well over $1k.
Whatever the garage fixes for you now, believe me, there will be more things to follow. Check out the number of recalls and general reliability.
Initially, I thought it was a very reasonably priced car but with all the anguish and time off the road, it wasn't worth it.
I am currently test driving otehr models and will steer clear of VW. I advise you to do the same!
#5 of 25 gas cost for a vr6
Jul 30, 2008 (7:26 pm)
hi i am new and i am thinking of getting a 1995 passat vr6. its only 1500$ and it only got 90,000 miles on it. now what type of gas mileage does it get if ur not heavy on the foot?
#6 of 25 Re: gas cost for a vr6 [gohanmoka]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:02 pm)
I used to have a 1995 VR6 Passat GLX 5-Speed, and I was easily able to get over 30 mpg if I kept my foot out of it (keep in mind that VW recommends Premium Fuel for this engine, and if you run Regular, your mileage will suffer).
#7 of 25 Re: 2004 VW Passat - Buying used [ehg2001]
Aug 28, 2008 (11:27 pm)
When Passats are running well they are great cars. I love my wagon...
Call these guys they are the best in the NorthWest!
#8 of 25 2006 4motion Passat
Sep 16, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I’m looking at a 2006 4motion Passat (base model 4motion; ie, V6, vtex, 6-speed auto, sunroon, 6-disc CD changer, 17” wheels) with 12k miles for $19.5k. It’s VW certified (hence a 2 year warranty extension). Is this a good deal?
#9 of 25 99 Passat GLS 1.8T
Jan 20, 2009 (10:42 am)
99 Passat GLS 1.8TI have the chance to buy a 99 passat 1.8T 115,000 miles I have heard some bad things about them ran a carfax apears to have been serviced regularly
Any advice would be appreciated
Also have heard they need a timing belt around this mileage is there anyway to tell if this has been done and how much would it cost is it a do it yourself replacement or does it need to be done at a dealer
Jan 20, 2009 (1:48 pm)
if car comes with maintenance record (oil change 5000 miles with oil meeting VW spec) then I would go ahead.
Belts were supposed to be replaced before 105K miles; whole front of the car needs to be removed (radiator tilts forward) as there is no space for hands to work.
#11 of 25 Re: 99 Passat GLS 1.8T [scottmk5]
Feb 23, 2009 (6:26 pm)
If it isn't too late I'd suggest you leave it alone. From '99 forward they are built with cheap junk and the gaskets are either gone now or just waiting to go. Once my 2000 is gone I will stick to GOLF or nothing.
#12 of 25 buying a Passat (Financing & Deal)
Apr 27, 2009 (7:52 pm)
(1) Does VW Finance charge a pre-payment penalty?
(2) After negotiating the price of a VW Pre-Certified car when we went back to the dealer today to finalize the paperwork, we were told if we wanted to qualify for 4.99% financing we had to purchase PCO for an additional $1100 when we were of the impression this was included in our final price. If we did not purchase the PCO our interest rate would then be adjusted to 8.99%. Appreciate everyone’s feedback – I feel I am being scammed… Do I have any recourse?
#13 of 25 Should I purchase 1999 Passat 1.8T?
Sep 13, 2009 (4:50 pm)
Im shopping for a 1st car for my 17y/o son. After seeing what is out there in our budget we found a very clean,1-owner Passat GLS w/ the 1.8Turbo. The owner is very up-front and the asking price seems reasonable $3300. The 1 concern I have is that at 115K miles the timing belt has not been changed. My thought was we could facor in the cost of the t-belt into the overall cost of the purchase. But is that putting too much $ into this car? (NADA retail is >$5000)
I would appreciate any thoughts on the purchase of this car and/or the idea that if we buy the car we should get the tiing belt, tensioner, etc done sooner than later. Also - what is a typical t-belt replacement cost at a reputable indepenent shop? I'm in the mid-east coast.