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Autotrader Find: 1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI with 93,000 Miles

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author photo by Chris O'Neill February 2020

While the Volkswagen Passat is a fairly common sight on the road today, it's not often that you come across an example from the early-to-mid 1990s, which is what we have here. The Passat that was sold from 1993 through 1997 was known as the 'B4' generation and was a facelifted version of the grille-less, snub-nosed 'B3' Passat, which was sold in the US from 1990 to 1992. Due to lackluster reliability, the B3 and B4 Passat are a rare sight on US roads today.

Three trim levels were offered here in the US. There was a GLS model, which used a 2.0-liter gas 4-cylinder, a GLX, which used Volkswagen's unique 2.8-liter gas 'VR6,' and the TDI, which made use of a 1.9-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel. Rated at up to 45 miles per gallon on the highway, the B4 Passat TDI was reasonably efficient (assuming no emissions cheat devices were involved), and thanks to its generous 18.5-gallon fuel tank, it was capable of traveling over 800 miles on a single tank of fuel. A wagon version of the B4 Passat powered by the diesel engine was offered for just the 1996 and 1997 model years, with US sales totaling fewer than 1,000 units.

Offered by a private seller in Murrieta, CA, this particular B4 Volkswagen Passat TDI is of the sedan variety and looks to have been well cared for. This 1996 model comes with under 94,000 miles on the odometer and a 5-speed manual transmission. The seller claims to be the second owner and states that the seats were replaced with black leather and the rest of the interior was replaced to match. Based on the photos, it would appear that a number of other improvements were made as well. At $9,995, the asking price is steep, but it's likely that this is one of the cleanest B4 Passats left in the United States. Find a Volkswagen Touareg for sale

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