This version of the Volkswagen Passat was positioned at the higher end of the family sedan category. It is roomier, more powerful and gets better fuel economy than before. A high-quality interior and agile handling give the car a refined feel. However, interior quality and ride comfort have slightly diminished compared to earlier models. Crash-test results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety are impressive, as is the standard safety equipment. This Passat ranked near the top of the family sedan category in its day.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties