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Volkswagen Passat 1998

The 1998 Volkswagen Passat range of configurations is currently priced from $3,500. Our most recent review of the 1998 Volkswagen Passat resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

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 1998 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 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 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Passat 1998 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • 1998 Volkswagen Passat ABS and oil light

    There are reports of problems with the ABS control module on Passats of your vintage, and that could certainly be the cause of your problem. Take the car to an experienced VW mechanic who should be aware of the issue and able to fix it at reasonable cost.

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  • Passat pricing

    IF YOU sold it to a dealer you'd get about $18,000 at best. Privately you'd get $24,000-$25,000. That's the best way to go if you're happy to spend your weekends by the phone and have strangers calling at your home.

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Volkswagen Passat 1998 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat 1998 is currently available from $3,500 for the Passat 1.8 20V up to $7,150 for the Passat Variant 2.8 V6.

Pricing guides

$5,325
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$3,500
Highest Price
$7,150
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L PULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $5,940
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $3,500 $5,720
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 1.8L PULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $6,050
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 1.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $3,500 $5,720
Variant 1.8 Turbo Wagon 1.8L PULP 5 SP $4,400 $7,040
Variant 2.8 V6 Wagon 2.8L PULP 5 SP $4,400 $7,150
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Volkswagen Passat 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Volkswagen Passat are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1740mm x 1496mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Passat 1998 Dimensions  include 1459mm height, 1740mm width, 4675mm length.
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
1.8 20V Sedan 1459x1740x4675 mm 110 mm
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 1459x1740x4675 mm 110 mm
1.8 20V Turbo Sedan 1459x1740x4675 mm 110 mm
1.8 20V Turbo 60TH Anniv Sedan 1459x1740x4675 mm 110 mm
Variant 1.8 Turbo Wagon 1496x1740x4659 mm 110 mm
Variant 2.8 V6 Wagon 1496x1740x4659 mm 110 mm
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Volkswagen Passat 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 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 vary from 15x6 inches to 16x7 inches.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
1.8 20V Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
1.8 20V Turbo Sedan 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
1.8 20V Turbo 60TH Anniv Sedan 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
Variant 1.8 Turbo Wagon 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
Variant 2.8 V6 Wagon 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
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Volkswagen Passat 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Volkswagen Passat is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Passat currently offers fuel consumption from 7.3 to 9.4L/100km. The Volkswagen Passat is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 7.3L/100km
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 7.9L/100km
Variant 1.8 Turbo Wagon 1.8L,PULP,5 SP 7.8L/100km
Variant 2.8 V6 Wagon 2.8L,PULP,5 SP 9.4L/100km
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Volkswagen Passat 1998 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Passat’s towing capacity ranges from 1300kg to 1600kg. 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
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1300kg
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1300kg
1.8 20V Sedan 1.8L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1300kg
1.8 20V 60TH Anniv Sedan 1.8L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1300kg
Variant 1.8 Turbo Wagon 1.8L,PULP,5 SP 1300kg
Variant 2.8 V6 Wagon 2.8L,PULP,5 SP 1600kg
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