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too many problems by Gruff Dan on 01/30/2012. Trim: 2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS, Owned 4 years.
Pros: nice looking and driving car. You can use regular unleaded with the 1.8t without performance or mileage problems.
Cons: The 1.8t engine, if the oil isn't changed regularly with full synthetic oil, you will get sludge....I bought a used 2000 wagon 1.8t with major sludge. The oil warning light would come on in a hard corners. Rear disc brakes wear prematurely. Mass air flow sensor problems. My brother-in-law is a 21 year VW mechanic and told me not to buy this car. 5 months after selling it, I received a letter from VW offering to help pay for a new engine, that was because of the sludge problem.
Overall review: Do not get the 1.8t.
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