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Worst car I've ever owned by Disgruntled VW owner from Daly City on 01/16/2012. Trim: 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6, Owned 4 years.
Pros: My hatred for this car runs so deep it's hard to think of a single thing I could list as a pro. I guess the front seat warmers are good.
Cons: Very unreliable, very expensive to repair. Pick a part, any part, because chances are we had a problem with it. Brakes, windows, interior temperature controls, and even the rear view mirror all broke in the 2+ years we've had this poorly built car. 3 months ago we were faced with the decision of dumping yet another $3,500 into this car to replace the catalytic convertor so that we could pass smog.
Overall review: We bought this car used with about 35,000 miles on it from a seller who was diligent with upkeep so we were fully expecting many years and miles of use. I really wish that we opted not to replace the catalytic convertor and just traded it in but we were hoping to get another 2 years out of it as it only has 60,000 miles on it. Last week our timing belt broke while driving on the highway. I barely had enough time to get as far to the shoulder before the car died. So late at night with my 3 year old daughter in the car I'm stuck on the side of the highway with trucks brushing by me at 70 mph. I laugh when I see VW commercials touting the brand's safety because you almost killed me and my family VW and now you've left me with a whole lot of scrap metal that only has 62,000 miles on it unless I choose to pay your ridiculous $10,000 for a complete engine rebuild. Will never ever buy a VW again!
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