VW Passat

Pros

Very reliable. Superb build quality. Very safe. Affordable. One of the best looking Estate cars around. Great resell value.

Cons

Not cheapest in its field.

VW Passat

  • VW Passat Overview

    The Passat is a family car produced in various forms by Volkswagen since 1973 renowned for its reliability and sturdy build quality. Although for many years a bog standard looking saloon/estate from 2000 onward the Passat developed considerably, losing its chunky shape, becoming better more aerodynamic looking, more powerful and better performing with a more luxurious interior. The choice of trim levels currently includes E, S, Sport, SE and SEL. Even the base S models have air con, alloys, 6 airbags and stability control. The 2.0 Litre TDI 170 PS are a good example of the range, no slouchers, they are capable of 0-62 in 8.6secs and with reasonable combined fuel efficiency of 42.2mpg. Another reason to consider the modern Passat is that it comes with a 5 star NCAP rating, making it one of the safest cars around. Having said that, even second hand models are renowned for their excellent safety credentials. The luxury Passat cabin houses four adults comfortably, while the huge 485-litre boot is capable of dealing with the familys luggage no problem. High end features include press and drive ignition, electric parking brake, 16ins alloys and Climatic semi-automatic air conditioning.

  • VW Passat - Awards

    The VW Passat has won numerous awards for its value for money and performance. Recently, for instance, and for the second year in a row, the Passat saloon won What Car? Magazines Best Family Car for 2007. The judges praised its engines, handling, safety record, luxury and value for money. Of interest to caravanners, The Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0-litre TDI 4MOTION has also beaten 50 competitors to win the 2007 Towcar Awards. The judges from What Car? Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club issued the award after a number of towing road test. Judges also applauded the Passat for its great value for money, practicality and economy. The high level of standard equipment on all 4MOTION models includes Climatic air conditioning, eight speaker CD stereo and 16-inch alloys.

  • 2007 Passat Saloon All Models Standard Specification

    3 rear three-point seat belts

    Heat insulating green tinted glass

    Height and reach adjustable steering wheel

    Heated rear window

    3 rear head restraints

    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) - includes BAS (Brake Assist System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution)

    Illuminated vanity mirrors

    Alarm with interior protection

    Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear

    Load lashing points x 4, in luggage compartment

    High level 3rd brake lights

    Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners

    Automatic hazard lights activation under severe braking

    Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen

    Headlight range adjustment

    Automatic boot opening

    Multifunction computer

    Remote interior fuel flap

    Blue instrument lighting

    Chrome-plated instrument surrounds

    Power-assisted steering, speed-sensitive

    Body-coloured door handles

    Radiator grille surround

    Press and drive key

    Chrome-plated

    Rear fog light

    Driver's and front passenger's WOKS (Whiplash Optimised Head Restraints)

    Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay

    Cup holders, front x 2

    Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones

    Door side impact protection

    Curtain airbag system

    Rear seat armrest

    Storage compartment in driver's door for 1.0 litre bottle

    Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40

    Remote central locking with 2 remote keys

    Driver's and front passenger's airbags with passenger's airbag deactivation switch

    Disc brakes, front and rear (front ventilated)

    Storage compartment in driver's door for optional umbrella

    Rear lights incorporating LED technology

    Storage compartment in passenger's door for 1.5 litre bottle

    Driver's seat height adjustment

    Electric windows, front

    Impact airbags

    Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

    Storage tray and 12V socket in centre console

    Electronic engine immobiliser

    Storage compartment in roof console

    Warning buzzer and light for front seat belt if unfastened

    Warning lights for open boot lid and doors

    Electronic parking brake (with hill hold function on automatics) ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) - includes EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control)

    Glovebox, cooled, lockable

    Galvanised body

    Front seat side

    Exterior temperature gauge and frost warning function

  • 2007 Passat Estate Standard Specification All Models

    Headlight range adjustment

    Rear head restraints

    3 rear three-point seat belts

    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) - includes BAS (Brake Assist System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution)

    Height and reach adjustable steering wheel

    Heat insulating green tinted glass

    Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear

    Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen

    Heated rear window

    Automatic hazard lights activation under severe braking

    Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners

    Alarm with interior protection

    Illuminated vanity mirrors

    High level 3rd brake lights

    Blue instrument lighting

    Body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators incorporating LED technology

    Multifunction computer

    Load lashing points x 4, in luggage compartment

    Body-coloured door handles

    Chrome-plated radiator grille surround

    Power-assisted steering, speed-sensitive

    Chrome-plated instrument surrounds

    Cup holders, front x 2

    Disc brakes, front and rear (front ventilated)

    Rear lights incorporating LED technology

    Press and drive key

    Rear fog light

    Curtain airbag system

    Door side impact protection

    Rear seat armrest

    Remote central locking with 2 remote keys

    Remote interior fuel flap

    Remote tailgate unlocking

    Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones

    Driver's and front passenger's airbags with passenger's airbag deactivation switch

    Glovebox, cooled, lockable

    Galvanised body

    Electronic engine immobiliser

    Storage compartment in roof console

    Storage tray and 12V socket in centre console

    Storage compartment in passenger's door for 1.5 litre bottle

    Electric windows, front

    Driver's seat height adjustment

    Storage compartment in driver's door for optional umbrella

    Split folding rear seat backrest and bench 60:40

    Driver's and front passenger's WOKS (Whiplash Optimised Head Restraints)

    Storage compartment in driver's door for 1.0 litre bottle

    Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

    Front seat side impact airbags

    Exterior temperature gauge and frost warning function

    ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) - includes EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control)

    Electronic parking brake (with hill hold function on automatics)

    Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay

    Warning lights for open boot lid and doors

    Warning buzzer and light for front seat belt if unfastened

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