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2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV

2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Mid-Size
21 (Est) mpg city / 32 (Est) mpg hwy
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June 24, 2009, 2:57 am


Question: Should I sell this thing

I have a year 2000 VW Passat GLX V6 with 134K. It has been a lemon ever since I bought it in Dec. 1999 but I have "kept at it" and have done some simple repair and maintenance items on it (bulb replacement, wipers, battery, turn signal assembly, EVAP sensor replacement, etc.)

I recently tallied up my repair costs since the car went out of warranty at 24K. In all I have spent close to $9000 on the car - fixing early-wear parts or spending way more than most shops would charge for big maintenance items (realize this now). The car for all its faults runs well but I am afraid of the next big "problem" to come along and I am looking for a job too. My wife always holds up her "perfect" Toyota Tacoma as a shining example of what a car should be and how little issues she has had...yay for her :(

What should I do...according to this site I could only get $3500 for it?

September 7, 2009, 6:53 am

Ezra W

Don't know if this will help you, but, I have had a lemon of a 1999 VW Passat GLS turbo-charged five speed since I purchased it in December of 1998. It is currently running on the SECOND REPLACED engine. Countless trips to the repairman for a series of repairs and replacements ie. signal lights sensors, computer parts. electrical malfunctions and the list goes on and on. When the car runs it runs great but when its down its out for the count and repairs are usually major and costly. Nonetheless, I love the car and can't imagine parting with it. Go Figure!!

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