Best year for Passat

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:57 AM
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Hello all, I'm looking to purchase a used Passat wagon, any thoughts on different years being better than others? I'm looking to spend 8-10K. All advice is appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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I think the market is full of options. You can try some second hand shops. And if someone here do possess it, he will come forward.


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Old 12-09-2013, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm not looking for advice as to where to find a Passat, but rather some advice on things to look for, certain years not to buy, different engines not as reliable, maintanance issues etc.
 
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:08 AM
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If that gas/petrol or TDI? TDI buyers guides
 
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Most used ones around here seem to be gas.
 
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OK, update. My son and myself went yesterday to a independent car lot and test drove an 04 with 89K. 1.8L It drove pretty nice and over all I liked it a lot. It did have several mechanical issues, the worst being the tranny. When cruising at about 35-40 it seemed to hunt for a gear. Back and forth between 4th and 5th. I believe this could be the torque converter.They wouldn't come down on the price so we walked.

Tonight we are going to see an 03 with slightly over 100K-4cylinder also-private seller. Again any tips on this year as to known issues? thanks
 
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