1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 3.5 petrol from UK and Ireland


The VW emblem on the floor mats have worn down, and one of the door handles has come off about three months ago. Other than that, the car has been great.

General Comments:

I love my Passat. I have put So much money into it since last May when I bought the car....it's MINT CONDITION, only 50k miles.

I put a $5k stereo system in it, tinted the windows (deep!), put Racing Dynamics chrome wheels on it, a "Volkswagen Motorsport" decal across the top of the front windshield, a rear spoiler, and projector-beam PIAA fog lamps. I have upped the performance a lot with Pirelli high performance tires, a super high performance air filter, a Borla turbo-air-flow muffler and two chrome "vacuum" exhaust tips, and a performance computer chip. This car can move!

The sound system includes a Blaupunkt head unit, Blau 6-disc CD changer, 10 Infinity Kappa series speakers in passenger cabin, two 12" Kicker XPL subwofers, and three amplifiers (1 Kicker, 2 Kenwood), and neon lighting effects in trunk where box and amps are. The car is beautiful and I plan to keep it for years to come.....it's my baby!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 1997

30th Aug 2002, 10:03

I have a similar car and am very happy with it as well. The only complaint that I have is the cost of parts. I have to replace the muffler and it will cost me a fortune to have it done. How did you decide what muffler and air filter to use and if possible could you list the make and model.

1993 Volkswagen Passat GL Auto Estate 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Aircon - unknown faults £750 to fix.

EFi system - £200.

Noise from rear suspension not fixed.

I also suspect central locking may need fixing sometime on drivers door.

General Comments:

Car is very very spacious with good rear legroom.

Poor performance suspect auto unit has something to do with it.

Averaged about 28/29 mpg.

Front seats hard. Go for the comfort seats (optional extra).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 1997

7th Jun 2001, 10:58

I have had many problems with this 93 Passat including a heater core, head gasket, radiator, sensors etc...

This car is a lemon and I would not recommend it to anyone.

13th Aug 2002, 14:58

I have a 93 Passat VR-6. Well after a new engine, ABS system, all the driver side door handles falling off, sun roof slider breaking, an automatic transmission that is a joke, Ill let you decide if you want one. Oh did I tell you that the radiator hose costs $160.00 USD.