1996 Volkswagen Passat Tdi Sedan 4-door 1.9l on 2040-cars
Delaware, Ohio, United States
1996 Vw Passat Tdi 276,000 miles
5speed, AC, Sunroof, power everything
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I’ve owned this Tdi for about 5 years and it’s been my daily
driver for my 100 mile round trip to work. Averaging from about 45mpg to a more
It starts every time and drives very well. Recent new tires
and rims (less then 9 months) Shifts fine. Traded this off a family that had an
autistic son, he did a number on the interior but I removed it and hand cleaned
it…looks great although the header line is missing (see photos).
Since I’ve had it I’ve replaced
- · Water Pump @ approx: 200K
Timing belt, idler and tension pulley,
Rotella 4W30 Synth oil every 7500K miles
Fuel filter every 15K miles
Shift linkage part about a year old
Fixed foam from heater duct that increases
heating (very warm in winter)
Replace AC condenser twice (part in front by
radiator) but have a small leak in system…doesn’t hold charge very long. Went
Several glow plugs replaced around 230K
The reason I’m selling this is it’s now a 4th car
in the family as my wife got anew one. Since it’s the oldest of our 3 used cars
I made the hard decision to sell it. Due to the start of rust and the fact it
needs some basic attention it seemed like the one to sell. This is a rock solid
car and starts and will drive you to work 24/7 even in the dead of winter.
I’m a “car guy” which means I know this car inside and out
and know how to service it…but it doesn’t mean it’s a museum piece either since
it was my commuter.
Here are some negatives to consider:
Clear coat has been pealing for small time.
Reasonable imperfections on body for a 17-18
year old car including small dent, surface/bubble rust.
Rear driver side window will not go down
Front passenger side door doesn’t open from
outside but does from inside
A front driver window has come off the rails,
which means it doesn’t go up or down without some “love”.
I pulled the factory radio, as it wasn’t working
The LCD on the center dial (dash) is starting to
have some lines going out so the mileage is getting hard to read but you only
have to stare at it for a minute to figure out that it’s currently at 275,913.
Due to my style of driving (free way) the brakes
don’t get much a work out which means they pulse from heat ups of the inorganic
brakes. Therefor they currently have a
slightly pulse and I have an extra set of rotors I turn ever 6-9 months and
swap out. The extra rotors are in great shape and come with it.
Missing front parking lights…they fail and break
easily. The aftermarket ones I bought failed and broke too…but you can get
another set on ebay for $30 from china.
After replacing the valve cover gasket at the
last timing belt change it didn’t seem to get the greatest seal so there is
some slight leakage around the valve cover gasket. Overall the engine is very
The radiator should be replaced soon but has
been like this for well over a year…it never drips on the floor but you can
smell it. I’m sure some bars-leak would help it along for another winter.
The alarm system was getting angry a few years
back so the relay was pulled so it would not give me a problem at the wrong
Here are some of the great things about this car…
It will not die! Like most Tdi engines of this
generation it’s proven to be indescribable. It starts, has good compression and
hustles down the road.
The AC system is solid and works great it just
has a leak after the last time I replaced the condenser…it worked for about a
week before it blew out the Freon so if you are not a AC DIY guy I’m sure a
shop could have it going for close to nothing.
The 5speed and clutch are in good shape.
Drives straight down the road (doesn’t pull) but
I did mean to get a front end alignment after putting $650 worth of rims and
tires on it last spring…so it’s due.
Extra rotors that I think I had turned already
2 sets of keys, manuals and some Bentley stuff.
So who is this for?
Someone needing a high MPG highway commuter car, is a Vw Tdi
guy or just a Vw guy in general that knows how to work on these. It’s far from
perfect but a HIGHLY dependable daily driver…I just feel if I’m going to keep
it I would need to put about $500-800 in it over the next year to get it to the
quality that I want…but I’ve been dumping to much money in my two Volvos which
are newer and also dependable (but have lots of fancy electronics to go wrong).
I know some Tdi guys that want this just for the engine but
to build the engine for swaps in Vanagons and Jeeps…but I’m not wanting their
low ball offer right now. This is a solid car for the right person and these
are very desired within that community…demanding twice the price of a gas
Passat of similar years.
The car is located in Delaware Ohio and I’m pretty much only
available on evening and weekend until early December…then it gets a bit
tighter to test drive it as my job increases. So call soon and get it now! I
won’t meet you in a parking lot and I’m not interested in getting you at the
Will it make it back to Anchorage, most likely yes...but who knows.
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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:31:00 EST
We've received multiple reports that Volkswagen will be bringing a diesel-electric concept to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, set to take place later this month. The car, called the Twin-Up!, is based on the Up! city car, with some sources claiming this is a thinly veiled concept that will eventually enter production.
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According to Automotive News Europe, the Twin-Up! will reportedly return 214 miles per gallon on the US cycle by combining an 800-cc, two-cylinder diesel and an electric motor. It will also boast plug-in capabilities, and will be able to cover 30 miles on electric power alone.
Autocar has a more complete picture of the Twin-Up!'s powertrain, though, claiming it's a modified version of the hybrid system found in the Volkswagen XL1. The Twin-Up! will get a more potent, 47-horsepower electric motor to the XL1's 27-hp unit, but will retain that car's 47-hp turbodiesel. The battery pack will also grow, from 5.5 kilowatt hours to 8.6 kWh. Both of these increases are necessary due to the increased weight of the Twin-Up! - it's some 900 pounds heavier than an XL1.
The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf in US-specification officially debuts at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The new model is the first VW in the States to ride on the company's MQB architecture, and as such, it makes use of plenty of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel to keep weight down. All told, the new shell is 51 pounds lighter than the outgoing generation, despite the fact that the finished car is a full 2.2 inches longer and .5 inches wider than the 2013 model.
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Buyers can expect to find a base model powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (blue car above) with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That means the powerplant delivers the same horsepower as the old naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder while weighing less and producing seven extra pound-feet of torque. TDI (silver car above) buyers, meanwhile, will enjoy a new 2.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder mill. VW says the engine yields 10 more horsepower than the old lump, which means the Golf TDI now boasts 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
GTI (red car above) buyers will now get their hands on a revised 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with approximately 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque - Volkswagen hasn't finalized power numbers for that machine. We're happy to see that the GTI still features its trademark plaid seats. Volkswagen says the new Golf and GTI will go on sale as a 2015 model, but doesn't say when the car will actually hit dealerships.
World's Most Efficient Car Impresses, Not Without Compromises
Among our many duties at the recent Geneva Motor Show, we were offered a pretty exclusive drive in the new Volkswagen XL1 hyper-efficient plug-in diesel hybrid. There is so much that is interesting about a car like this reaching production from a major automaker that it's tough to know where to begin.
First off, you should know that - at least for this generation - there is absolutely no chance in Albuquerque that this "1-liter vehicle" (i.e. a vehicle that can burn just one liter of fuel to travel 100 kilometers, or 62.1 miles) will ever make it into the hands of North American customers. We, too, were having trouble imagining an XL1 in typical American traffic, surrounded by comparatively massive pickups and SUVs. The driving experience had us recalling a couple of weeks in 1999 when we drove the then-revolutionary Honda Insight hybrid on US roads. We keenly remember the feeling of being very small and vulnerable, even as we felt proudly green in our 61-mpg Tochigi pod. Thing is, the Volkswagen is smaller still, and nearly as light despite its more complex drivetrain and safety features.