Volkswagen Passat 1996
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Passat: Cheaper than the more prestigious marques from the same country, Good handling
The 1996 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 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.
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Volkswagen Passat 1996 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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
Volkswagen Passat 1996 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Passat Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|GL||Sedan||2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,000||$5,170|
|GL||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,800||$4,840|
|GL VR6||Sedan||2.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,400||$5,500|
|GL VR6||Sedan||2.8L ULP 5 SP MAN||$3,100||$5,280|