2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 from North America




Endless small problems with the latest being a major electrical grounding issue. The dash needs to come off and no one can guarantee a fix.

Car will start after it sits for 24 hours and resets.

Cars drives great, but it is lemon.

General Comments:

Don't buy one! I was considering an A6 and decided thanks, but no thanks. I've had enough of this - a car with 75K of miles needs to be junked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2007

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8 V6 from North America


Great car, No complaints, a must buy


Nothing really. CD player has bugs, but works. No big deal. Easily fixed.

Rubber coating on interior door handles is peeling, not a big issue.

General Comments:

First half of the production year 2001.

My first car.

Great car, handles exceptionally well and has ample power.

Comfortable ride and well laid-out interior, for a car with almost 100,000 miles, it looks and drives like new.

I read some of the reviews on this vehicle on this site before I purchased it, and I believe that they are rare occasions of problems. If you are looking to buy one, don't judge the car on most of these reviews, because if I did, I wouldn't have known how pleased I am now with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2007

19th Nov 2009, 14:03

I just bought the V6 Passat with automatic. The car seems to be in mint condition with the exception of the ABS light coming on intermittently. The dealer says he'll fix it. We bought it for its looks, V6 engine and the luxury in a small sedan. I expected aluminum wheels, but got steel wheels with plastic covers. (!) I baby my cars so it should last long.

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8 from North America


Well lets see where I need to start on my Passat GLX 4 Motion

Tie rod (Partial warranty)

Radiator (Partial warranty)

O2 sensors (2)

Cat converters (2)

Good thing the cats were under the federal 100,000 mile emissions warranty or I would have been out $2,000 Bucks

The other 2 were under a 3 month 3,000 mile partial extended warranty and cost me about 400 bucks total.

Now I get a slight oil leak on the drivers side.

Garage wants $1,100 bucks to replace the cam seals, Valve cover Gaskets, as well as Timing belt and water pump while in there as well as cam seals. The price is good, but I hate to Fork out the money. I've been offered from 7,000 to 9,000 for a trade. Unfortunatly I paid 10,500. Also my Rear Defroster Switch now is turning on and off all by itself. Calgon take me a way.

General Comments:

I need to get a good trade.. Its like dumping Good $$ after bad...

I do like the Comfort, power, ride and all wheel drive. But too many issues for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2007

2001 Volkswagen Passat from North America


I will never let my family or friends buy another Volkswagen Passat


A continuous headache after paying $22,000 hard earned for this car to get it off the lot, we had to dish out at least $350 quarterly for the last 2 years to keep it running. Engine lights, failed electric windows and locks, and transmission screen replacements eat us up until 1 month after the warranty expired. That's when the engine 1 block after the water pump blew. $4000 later back on the road. $850 again for engine lights and transmission. Right front headlight starts quivering. 1 year later, 118000 miles STOP oil light pops on. 1 mile later the engine blows. The dealer now wants $5000 to replace the lower half. Is there a lawyer reading this? My first thought was a Toyota. Wish I had stuck with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th July, 2007

9th Sep 2007, 23:07

Stop immediately if the oil light comes on in any car. If you have to keep driving for safety reasons realize that the engine will probably not survive.

16th Sep 2007, 04:01

Oil light means that there is no oil pressure. No oil pressure means that there is no oil lubricating your engine.