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Volkswagen Passat 1979

The 1979 Volkswagen Passat range of configurations is currently priced from $2,100.

The 1979 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Passat is also known as the Volkswagen Dasher, the Volkswagen Quantum, the Volkswagen Santana, the Volkswagen Corsar, the Volkswagen Magotan (China) and the Volkswagen Carat in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Passat 1979 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Passat here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I fold in the wing mirrors on my 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

    From what I can gather, the 2017 Passat in its Australian-delivered configuration doesn’t include the ability to automatically fold its mirrors in when you lock the doors. Certainly, you can do this manually for when you tackle an automatic car-wash, but that becomes tedious if you want the mirrors folded every time you lock and leave the car.

    But what’s interesting is that the car in other markets does, in fact, incorporate this feature, so it’s entirely possible, since your car already has the hardware) that the function is buried away deep, deep inside the set-up menus with a series of incomprehensible steps required to enable the function. Modern cars are subject to numerous hacks like this one, and a VW dealer might be able to point you in the right direction. It’s a handy feature and one that is valued highly by those who park on narrow streets each night. Actually, that’s why European versions of the Passat have the function in the first place, but it seems a bit mean that VW would drop it for our market.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2012: What does the flashing wrench indicator mean?

    Hi Chloe, the wrench symbol is the service indicator light on this generation of Passat. I would take the car to your nearest licenced mechanical repairer and have them read the fault codes logged in the ECU, which is basically your car’s brain. Basically, when a part of your car stops working properly it sends an error message to the ECU, which has an error code it can display when the mechanic plugs their scan tool into the computer. This model Passat had an issue where the service light would come on, requiring the ECU’s software to be updated by the dealer. I’d take the car in and see what error codes come up as the first job.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2013: Is my car safe after a transmission failure?

    There is little chance of anything else being damaged as a result of the transmission failure. I understand your concern about the safety of the car given your experience when the transmission failed and left you in a precarious situation, but the chances of it happening again are pretty slim now it has been repaired.

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  • Volkswagen Passat: Key replacement cost

    You can go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, but without more information about your vehicle I can't guarantee how cheap it will be. If you don't want to go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, check out this article for more options.

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Volkswagen Passat 1979 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat 1979 is currently available from $2,100 for the Passat GLD up to $4,070 for the Passat LS.

Pricing guides

$3,085
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$2,100
Highest Price
$4,070
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GLD Sedan 1.5L Diesel 4 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
GLD Wagon 1.5L Diesel 4 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
LS Wagon 1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
LS Wagon 1.6L Leaded 4 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Volkswagen Passat 1979 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1979 Volkswagen Passat are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1615mm x 1360mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Passat 1979 Dimensions  include 1360mm height, 1610mm width, 4290mm length.
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GLD Sedan 1360x1610x4290 mm 180 mm
LS Wagon 1360x1615x4265 mm 180 mm
GLD Wagon 1360x1610x4290 mm 180 mm
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Volkswagen Passat 1979 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1979 Volkswagen Passat will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Passat spans from 13x5 inches.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GLD Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
LS Wagon 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
GLD Wagon 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
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Volkswagen Passat 1979 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1979 Volkswagen Passat is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Passat currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 9L/100km. The Volkswagen Passat is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and Leaded.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GLD Sedan 1.5L,Diesel,4 SP MAN 6L/100km
GLD Wagon 1.5L,Diesel,4 SP MAN 6L/100km
LS Wagon 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 8.3L/100km
LS Wagon 1.6L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 9L/100km
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Volkswagen Passat 1979 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Passat’s towing capacity ranges from 850kg to 1000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GLD Sedan 1.5L,Diesel,4 SP MAN 850kg
LS Wagon 1.6L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 1000kg
LS Wagon 1.6L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 1000kg
GLD Wagon 1.5L,Diesel,4 SP MAN 850kg
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