1999 Volkswagen Passat – Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior

1999 Volkswagen Passat

MSRP: $21,200 - $30,350
3.6

Reliability

2.5/5

Interior

3.3/5

Safety

4.3/5

Performance

4.3/5

Review

The German sports sedans are well known to us. They are speedy beasts, qualified to take the fast lane in the German autobahn’s few stretches, which are still available at limitless speeds. They deal gracefully with the corners, stop at the proverbial pfennig, and inside are spacious and relaxing. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, or Audi are traditionally constructed. The same attributes are to be assigned to Volkswagen. In the 1999 Volkswagen Passat, they are slightly scaled-down.

The Volkswagen Passat may offer a little less speed and fewer amenities, but these tend to be little sacrifices compared to its significant price decrease. When 1999 was launched last year as a fully revamped vehicle, the Passat set new expectations for its class. The explanation is simple. The Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Maxima is an attractive alternative overall.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2012 Volkswagen Golf, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine1.8L I-4
MPG23 City / 32 Hwy
Seating5 Passengers
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
Power150 @ 5700 rpm
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive
1999 VW Passat Specs and Features

1999 Volkswagen Passat Configurations

The different configurations of the 1999 Volkswagen Passat are the following:

1. GLS

Price: The MSRP of the GLS is ranging between $21,200 – $21,750.

Specs and Features: It comes with 1.8L I-4 Engine, 150 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, ABS Traction control, Front-wheel Drive type, 155 @ 1,750 rpm Torque, Front air conditioning, manual, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, Steel Wheels, Premium cloth seat trim, Front Fog/driving lights, Driver and passenger Lumbar support and Heated mirrors.

2. GLS V6

Price: The MSRP of the GLS is ranging between $23,800 – $24,350.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on GLS. It comes with 2.8L V-6 Engine, ABS and driveline Traction control, 190 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower and 206 @ 3,200 rpm Torque.

3. GLX

Price: The MSRP of the GLS is ranging between $28,150 – $30,350.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on GLS V6. It comes with 5-spd auto w/OD Transmission, Front air conditioning, automatic, Silver aluminum Wheels, Leather seat trim, 1st-row regular power sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, and Driver and front passenger heated-cushion Heated front seats.

4. GLX V6

Price: The MSRP of the GLX V6 is $29,800.

Specs and Features: It has an additional feature on GLX is Four-wheel Drive type.

1999 Volkswagen Passat
1999 Volkswagen Passat

1999 VW Passat Interior

Design, comfort, and quality are offered in the Passat cabin. The dashboard has a unique design with rounded forms and a distinctive instrument pod with a speed meter, tachometer, water temperature, and fuel gauges. A Multifunction Trip Computer provides external fuel consumption information such as temperature, time, speed, distance. Minor controls are easily located, but the mirror adjustment keys are mounted on the door’s top panel and appear a little awkward. 

Europeans have an attractive grain of dark plastic that contrasts with the upholstery color, the top of the dashboard, the steering wheel, and the top of the inside door. For their convenience and support, the front seats are outstanding. Adjustments for the forward and the back are operating smoothly, and use ball bearings on the mounts. A split-folding back seatback significantly improves cargo space.

Standard are dual front airbags, seatbelt tensioners, which instantly deploy during a collision. A second airbag on each front seat provides additional side-impact protection. In the Passat is a lot of space for passengers – plenty to be well looked after by four people. The fifth person, at least for short drives, would be just as comfortable. There is a lot of headroom on the front seat, even for hat wearers, but rear passengers up to six feet will have their heads rubbing their headliners – the only downside to the elegant arched roof.

1999 Volkswagen Passat
1999 Volkswagen Passat

Should I Buy a Volkswagen Passat 1999?

Yes, the 1999 VW Passat is a good option because Passat may offer a little less speed and fewer amenities, but these tend to be little sacrifices compared to its significant price decrease. When 1999 was launched last year as a fully revamped vehicle, the Passat set new expectations for its class.

1999 Volkswagen Passat
1999 Volkswagen Passat

You may also Ask for

Is the 1999 VW Passat a good car?

Tight layout, fun-to-drive, comfortable seats, good sound system, elegant design, and Audi at Volkswagen prices. Excessive squatting and breaking dives.

What is a 1999 VW Passat worth?

The worth of the 1999 VW Passat – $120 to $853.

Is a 1999 VW Passat a reliable car?

In 1999, I purchased it new. It’s now 284,000 miles and unbelievably reliable. It’s actually more confident and less troubling than my two new Audi’s.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Passat, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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