1999 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 turbo from North America
Good first car, fast and roomy
The air bag light is constantly on. Took the car to the dealership and told me that the airbag module is faulty. Replaced module, nothing happened.
When I reverse and break, there is a really loud sound, similar to mountain bike brakes. The brake pads are new.
There is rust on a 1999 model!!! VW flaw on hatchbacks. Rust is at the bottom of the rear window right underneath the wiper. My friend with a 1994 Golf has the same problem.
The sideview mirror control is quite high and awkward, and always in the way when I cannot fully open the door. I already knocked off the knob with my knee and had to have it replaced.
Had trouble with the control arms and I got my dad to replace them, because of the outrageous deal price.
This is my very fist car, and I love the quick acceleration you get from a red light. The 5 speed transmission makes city driving very fun.
Because it is a stationwagon, there is a lot of room for anything. I used it as a camping vehicle before. Put down the rear seats and can easly fit 2 adults sleeping.
The seats are comfortable on long rides and you can adjust them so you can have a good road view.
The sound system is very good for stock, but the speaker quality itself is not very good, since I blew the speakers a couple of weeks after I got the car.
Because of the high gas prices nowadays, this car is very good on gas considering it's size. On the highway going on averge 130 km/h, it was taking in an average of 7.3 L/100km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2008