1993 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.9 turbo diesel from North America
A good deal
My head gasket went at 300,000 as can be expected for the older diesels that did not have the metal gasket built in at the factory.
My brakes were completely redone from head to toe at 250,000 as can be expected from my hard driving (I drove the car to the limits).
Blower motor had to be replaced at 280,000.
I replaced the fan belt several times and had the air conditioning recharged twice.
An excellent car, built solidly and efficiently, but not for a person on a budget. I could get up to 1,300 km per tank of diesel, but the repairs were equal to that of a BMW or Mercedes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2002