1992 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L DOHC 16v from North America
A high performance car for a lot of money
When I first purchased this car it had been in an accident. Thus some of these problems have merit.
Parts to replace from the accident. $600.
8 alternator belts due to bent pulley from accident. $10 per belt.
A down pipe replacement. $100.
5 muffler repairs. $50 per visit.
Fuel pump needed replacing along with fuel filter. $560.
Fourth pair of tires. $80 per tire.
Paint Job due to two tone paint from accident. $350.
Brakes have gone out on it a total of 5 times. It needed a caliper or two every time. At least $125 every time. And they still don't work right.
The wheels need alignment again. $20.
Ignition switch needed replacing. $150.
Fuel injector needed cleaning and adjusting. $160.
Several Other repairs needed to be made.
I think that this car is a good one when running, but much too expensive for a college student who needs to save money not spend it.
The car runs like a dream other than the brakes which need to be pumped and I'm told that are a particular problem on this car.
This car has tons of pep to it and can peel out in second gear. I've clocked the 0-60 time, but can't remember what it was. This car is high on torque and could probably burn out for a minute or two straight! I've smoked kids with engines twice what mine was and haven't lost yet!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th April, 2004