2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8 turbo from North America
I would own another Volkswagen .
At 49,000 miles, the oil pressure failed.
At 55,000 miles, the air intake valve failed.
After owning a Dodge Neon that had a new problem every week, this car was a nice change.
Originally purchased in New York, the car has been driven from Florida to Washington, DC, then on to Michigan and back to New York!
I consider it highly reliable, and cannot fault it's two problems around 50,000 miles.
My best advice is keep the oil changed and do the ten thousand mile check ups with the dealer.
I still love this car and find the problems others have had to be surprising, as my car has been driven very hard the past three years and held up delightfully.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2005