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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 873 times:

Hey, I sold my car last week and I've narrowed my search down to a few cars, The VW Passat, Subaru Legacy, Chrysler PT Cruiser. I'm leaning towards the Passat, a GLX 1.8L Turbo, but I was wondering how their reliability is? Any passat owners out there or does anybody know somebody with a passat?



"FLY DELTA JETS"
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 859 times:

One of my friends parents have a Passat 1.8T, the station wagon. It's nice to ride in, and moves pretty well. Nice car! As far as I know, they haven't had any problems with it.

Staffan


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 859 times:

the only problem with the new passat is i couldn't hear my friend's mom honking the horn while they were in my driveway. my mom has the 2000 one and its fantastic.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 856 times:

Does a 1990 VW Passat CL count? It's a nice enough car. Served us well for the first 7 years or so, then it started having the odd problem with the exhaust and the gearshift every now and then... but now it's back to normal.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 850 times:

I owned a Passat many years ago and loved it. You certainly won't be disappointed if you buy a new one. The Subaru Legacy is also an excellent choice and might well be my choice out of this trio. On the other hand you won't find the versatility of the PT Cruiser in either of the other two, but the Chrysler will feel a bit gutless. If you have a need for speed, you might be better off with either of the others. I suggest you take each one for a lengthy test drive (not around the block), determine your actual needs and go from there.


Behind every "no" is a "yes"
User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 844 times:

I think good reliability is pretty much a given on the VW Passat, or any VW  Smile.

The PT is nice too, A lot of people don't like them, I do. They are very practical, look kinda like a hurse though Big grin.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 843 times:

My sister has a 2001 Passat. She Loves it. I drove it for two weeks, and I love it. As far as I know, they are extremely reliable. I'd say it probably beats the pants off any subaru.


Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 840 times:

The PASSAT!

Gimme a break dont even consider the PT Cruiser and Subaru.

Get the Passat!


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 839 times:

I would stick to German cars.

Sleek, elegant and very reliable.

Quite simply, they are effortlessly superior.

BTW, I have a Diesel Passat Estate. Big grin

Rgds


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Thanks everone for your replies. I really love the passat, but everyone keeps telling me to beware because the turbo engine has a lot of expensive upkeep, and that the parts to fix the passat are very expensive. I'm actually buying a used passat--a '00 to be exact. I
I'm shopping the 16-18K price range, and there are lots of fun cars in that range. Any other suggestions?
I live in Utah and winter performance is a must for me.



"FLY DELTA JETS"
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 830 times:

Alfa Romeo 156, great car, good looking, It's almost perfect! (I say almost because it's not a Porsche 911) Big grin

Staffan


User currently offlineIl-96lover From Germany, joined May 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 831 times:

If you are looking for winter-perfomance the subaru of course beats them all.

Regards

Christian


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 828 times:

I have a 2000 Passat with the 1.8T engine. Its definately the best of your choices, its definately not in the same class with the others. It handles and drives like an Audi A4...it has a very solid feel to it. I've been very satisified with it, and when something goes wrong, VW has been more than happy to get it fixed as quickly as possible...I'm very happy with their warranty work.

It handled last winter here in Colorado just fine.

Overall, I'm very happy I chose this over the other cars I looked at from Toyota, Volvo, etc...its just simply above all of its common "competitors." Its a great value and a joy to drive.


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Have you considered the Audi A4 1.8T Quattro? You can find a used one in about the price range your looking for if you look hard enough. The VW is also a good choice.

good luck,
-FSPilot747


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