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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$6,000.00
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. don't buy a Passat (1 reports)
1998 Volkswagen Passat miscellaneous problems

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 192001

(reported on)

Passat

  • 22,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

These cars are notorious for their electrical failures and mechanical failures, and they only came with a 2 year/24K mile warranty, so you paid every step of the way after the first year. basically, I'm on my 4th year in this lemon, with $6000 of repairs behind me for various engine and mechanical problems, let alone the wasted time, which is the worst part

Irony is, I bought this car because my last one gave me engine trouble (A Mazda) but NOTHING has cost me like this car. I'm now staring a defective thorttle body and another $1500 in the face....and it's not worth it. DON"T EVER BUY A VW.....

THESE CARS SUCK!!!!! TELL A FRIEND

- , Berkeley, CA, USA

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