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Volkswagen Passat – Great Vehicle if You Avoid 2002 or 2003 model
At Made in Europe we are big fans of Volkswagen vehicles. They combine German engineering with practicality and non-nonsense performance.

Volkswagen Passat is one of the VWs we really like. In general it garners positive reviews form owners. The only exceptions were the 2002 and 2003 models – they suffered from engine failure due to oil sludge. Even use of synthetic oil did not always protect from the problem.

Fortunately, most Passat models are fairly problem free and can provide reliable transportation. At Made in Japan, we highly recommend regular service, and following manufacturer maintenance schedule. Regular service not only prolongs engine and tire life, but also provides us with an opportunity to perform a complimentary digital inspection that will give you a clear idea of the overall state of your vehicle.

Naturally, being a full service Clinton auto repair shop we can provide your Volkswagen Passat not only with regular maintenance but also with sophisticated diagnostics and full gamut of repairs, from brake pad replacement, to ac repair, transmission problems, and engine repair.

We work by appointment, but setting up appointment is easy – you can do so online, or simply give us a call. We are happy to be of service.