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Not the ultimate VW; maybe the next gen is better by Dukeboy22 on 11/19/2008. Trim: 1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Nice handling, decent acceleration, and a quite good highway feel. The car definitely stays staight on the highway at speeds of 75 mph.
Cons: CONSTANT EXPENSIVE REPAIRS: Windows, just plain and simple, do not work. Either the motor/regulator is bad, and the track is off. They simply do not close properly, wonderful for bad weather. 2nd, the turn signal by the headlights are falling out. Yes, they do not stay attached to the car. AC problem. $1,500. Check Engine Light: Has never turned off. Yes, it has been looked at by VW on numerous occasions. Transmission: It will stck until you get it 'serviced'. Mind you, the tranny fluid cannot ever be changed. The tranny case has no hole for it.
Overall review: Nice looking car that drives well, I would NOT recommend anyone ever to get this. The maintenance is just too much for what you pay. We bought this car brand new, off the lot, in 1997, for my father, with the 100k warranty. Outside of the smooth ride, the car just seemed to fall apart after 50k miles. I would not recommend this car.
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