1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 V6 from North America
Grounds for a lawsuit against VW
Multiple coolant leaks.
Multiple oil leaks.
Speed sensor on transmission broken.
Required new mufflers and work on exhaust piping.
Heater core needed replacing after 90K.
Brakes need replacing NOW.
Car stalls in low gears.
Interior leather worn and separating from plastic.
Heated seats broken.
Many interior lights broken.
Factory speakers broken.
Door handles separating from metal.
Typical rust pattern on trunk, running boards, around emblems and trim.
I couldn't hate this car enough, or agree more with most of the reviews in this forum.
Yes, it is fun to drive on the highway.
Otherwise, it's a maintenance nightmare. Almost no independent shops in Northern California will even take the car in. As I found out when I tried taking it for a '10-minute Oil Change' most routine repairs (replacing the air filter for instance) have to be carried out by an experienced technician with a stock of VW parts. Even the oil filter is nonstandard. There are two mufflers in the car -- the one I needed cost $500 from the factory!
The interior deteriorates daily, with leather separating from its molding and convenience electronics braking regularly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th August, 2002