2000 Volkswagen Passat Owners Manual – The 2000 Volkswagen Passat lineup remained virtually unchanged from the past year, though a few improvements had been added to the listing of standard features and a few new tweaks and details we added to freshen the car up a bit.
Passat buyers could choose from two packages that are trim two engine options. Trim packages included the GLS that are entry-level the higher-end GLX. Standard features regarding the GLS included power windows, air-con, anti-lock brakes, power door hair, cruise control, traction control, a keyless entry system, front side and part airbags for the driver and passenger, daytime running lights, and an updated anti-theft alarm system with a coded ignition key. The GLX package added a sunroof and fabric seats (powered within the front side) as standard equipment, among other features.
An indicator on the dash that alerted drivers to brake wear ended up being added as standard equipment in 2000. And after being delayed a VW’s all-wheel-drive system, called 4MOTION, was finally available as an option year.
The two engine choices included a 1.8-liter, 150-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder, which was available only aided by the GLS trim package, and a 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6, that has been dropped into both the GLS and GLX versions. A five-speed manual transmission had been standard in the GLS, with a five-speed automated available as an alternative; the automatic transmission was standard in the GLX package.
The high cost of upkeep ended up being certainly one of drivers’ primary complaints concerning the 2000 Passat, utilizing the engine/powertrain together with system that is electrical as one of the necessary repairs. Regarding the side that is positive drivers reported good fuel consumption using the turbocharged 4-cylinder. Other points that are positive the Passat’s managing, styling, and roominess.