1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI


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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI
$358 to $433
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI
$439 to $598
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI
$259 to $516
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI
$105 to $153

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