Written on: 25/07/2012
Well so disappointed in this Car i had a 1999 110 BHP tdi before wonderful fuel economy was amazing regular 60 + mpg so obviously bought a newer model as supposed to be better. The car has only done 20000 took it for service as not happy it had service 3 months ago when i bought from Motor point Derby but as going on long touring trip over 3000 miles decided to have another service at main Agent and have it Checked out. They say all is fine nothing at wrong so why am i only getting around 36… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/06/2012 by levelheadedsteve (1 review written)
Easily the most expensive car to run that I have ever owned. 2002 model bought in 2004 (50k), here is the sorry tale:- 1) Very flat in low rev range. 2) Always blew black soot during hard acceleration 3) New rear fuel pump at 60k 4) Engine under tray constantly falling off 5) New clutch (genuine) at 80K (known fault with early duel mass clutches) 6) Another new clutch at 82k due to faulty replacement 7) Both headlights replacement due to misting from broken seals 85k 8) Another new rear fuel… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/04/2011
my 2001 130 tdi estate has done 203000 miles,I have never had any major issues.She has full service history,only main dealer up to 100 000 miles there-after by myself and a local specialist.
I have always used genuine parts and have serviced her at the correct intervals.
I have a slight suspension knock now,but must admit that I hit a kerb in the snow earlier on this year,which could have caused this problem.
I would definately buy another,but want to drive this one until it dies.(could be… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/02/2011
if you ever have turbo problems or lack of power just put a bit of leki tape over your numberplate and waz it down the motarway at midnight and it wont do anything for a muinet but then the blockage will suddenley dissapear and it feels like someone has just pushed a nitros oxide button it throws you back in the seat and hay presto its fixed theese cars were built for motarway crusing not city and town driving but door electronics on vw's are not the best admitidley but they are the only… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2011 by chandan1sharma (1 review written)
I have had my Passat 130 TDI from brand new (Cardiff VW supplied), spent £16000.00 buying it, it had a irritating whistling sound coming from the front door seal, which took 4 visits to reduce not eliminate and I had to learn to live with it. The passanger side wing mirror LED failed, was told by one dealer not covered under warranty, then another replaced it under warranty. The brake switch assembly failed in 07 (out of warranty £130.00), the welding opened on the radiator (£370.00 new… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/08/2010
i have a x reg passat tdi 115 bhp,its now done 195 thousend miles.
the best car i have ever had, am gutted though as for about 6 months the turbo was cutting out at 2000revs, if you turn the ignition off then back on it would work again, now its as if it has stopped alltogether :-(
but if i could sort the problem i would defo.
very reliable, good mpg and quick (when turbo working!)
any ideas???… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2010
In a word, this car is magnificent. Fantastic to drive and very economical. Most of my driving is motorway and i am getting between 50 - 56 mpg actual. This car has fantastic acceleration, even in 5th and 6th gear and pulls superbly. With a caravan in tow, on A roads i was still getting 33mpg. If i were to pick faults i would say it is a little noisier than i'm used to but overall it is pure quality… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2010 by hows vw (1 review written)
Hi iv had 2 vw passat tdi and know a lot of people who have got them ,they are real good cars mine have been both second hand an about six years old when i bought them ,but i must warn you they prone to eletric window faults where most times you got to change the who pannel around 80 pounds for the parts, the turbos are prone to a build up of carbon if you dont change the oil at recomendid times and only short journeys this means the turbo will shut down when you put you foot down, and only… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2010
i bought this car 2 years ago i have had it serviced at all recomended miles .top car fast very good on diasel super lux loads ov spec total looker regards ian… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2010 by andy rob (1 review written)
had my 2002 100 tdi from new what a great car its been done 79000 now no problems looks new still… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/12/2009
Bought my 130 passat about 2months ago, fantastic car... very easy on d diesel but this week its starting make funny noises when u rev it and let it drop back to normal level again...its very annoying...the clutch is not sliping and no loss of power dont know wot it is....also when u turn it off it makes the same noise...any ideas wot dis mite b??very strange… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2009
So, I got my R reg tdi se think so;) two years back, after a week, front suspension arms had to be changed, amount of sound car was making was scaring everyone on a roads;) oil service etc.. then, turbo gone off, new one - 250, well good thing that i will fit parts;) wonder how much labour for fitting turbo or front suspension arms, all of them!! 2 days it took me, and i was not on my own;) then, car just stoped listening and wont start at all in the mornings;( got sacked for that from my nice… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2009
Absolutely the worst car that I have ever owned. Bought used from the dealer with 60k on the clock. In 4 months, the turbo has failed, the clutch has failed, the parking brake has failed and the dashboard squeaks like a take-away kebab box.
The car is prone to stalling, has horrendous turbo lag making pulling out of busy junctions almost dangerous. It drinks oil like a fish and has an incredibly boring driving experience.
You can't get children out of the rear doors when it is raining… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2009 by Ken0104 (1 review written)
Volkswagen Passat Estate SE140PS TDi. I bought this car from pre-reg with 24 miles on the clock. I love the car, I think the shape is very pleasing. Packed with features including cruise control, on board computer, auto-hold (automatic handbrake). The ride is very smooth, engine torque is excellent. The car feels very light - you could park it with one finger. The interior is very spacious, both front and rear, there is bags of storage. One feature I love is the compartment within the glovebox… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2009
Overall the Passat by far overshadows rivals like the Mondeo and Vectra for build and performance. 600 miles to a tank on long journeys but In the real world expect to get more like 42-43 mpg combined rather than the claimed 48… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/01/2009 by Barry93 (1 review written)
I have a 2001 Volkswagen passat 1.9tdi 130bhp i loved the car untill the air problem and would love to keep it if new how to fix, but generally a very good car Very good suspension, good for roundabouts the 130bhp very fast cars, good gearbox… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/11/2008
My VW Passat 2001 TDI 130Bhp, now 6 years old, had suspension problems (not expensive to fix, but it's anoyng), broke itself 2 front electric windows, one by one after couple month. Have to change shocks. Looks like my previous Mazda 626 1992 had less problems in 2 years… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2008 by gv (1 review written)
Bad choice for me to buy it. Engine major problems. Cylinder head replaced after 59000 km.
engine vibrations and major underpower after repare. dealer dont know what is the problem… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2008
I have a tdi 130 VW Passat I have covered 298k and have had no problems so do invest in 1 as they are great. My mate has the new 140 bhp 2006 and he has had no end of problems. Does anyone know why?… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2008 by conkerpot (1 review written)
VW Passat TDI 130BHP Highline 05 plate - 2005 has fantastic spec right down to the heated leather seats + all the gadgets and mod cons, esp, climate control, cruise control, onboard computer etc. But has great poke and is brilliant fun to drive. Love it when the turbo kicks in even at reletively low revs. Has fantastic fuel economy - pushing 50 miles to the gallon when compared to my previous car which was a ford focus tdi engine which only did 38 mpg.
Absolutely blown away by how good this… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/05/2008 by kenobi (1 review written)
I would wholely advise any would be buyer whom is thinking of buying a passat to invest in one, what a great car and a great investment it wont disappoint, Get One Now… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2008
very reliable and confident even at lower speeds due to turbo at low revs… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2007 by nishwick (1 review written)
VW Passat 1.9tdi 100bhp PD 2002 (52 plate)
Lots of room, rear seats comfortable and airy. Comfy seats, plenty of pulling power, lovely on motorways, can be as exhillerating to drive as you wish. Genuinely get 50mpg + on motorways, 44mpg on my way to work on A roads and sitting in city traffic.
Mine is serviced at Kettering VW - they've been brilliant. The car is always returned washed and shiny from a service, and cheaper then Reg Vardy service.
I bought the car with 30K miles on it, i've… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/07/2007 by richskyrme (1 review written)
I had a 1.9TDI sport for 6 years, and covered 160,000 rural miles in it, not much motorway driving. I push my cars hard and was very impressed with the performance and even the fuel economy when pushing on.
The car was shunted up the rear, submerged in a river up o the door handles (don't ask) and had a head on in a lane (I wasn't actually driving at the time), and following VW repairs for these incidents still felt solid and drove well. Buy one, they are solid as a rock… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/06/2006 by stmartinsdiver (7 reviews written)
I bought my 130 Volkswagen Passat TDI Sport new and did 70,000 miles in 3 years without it ever actually breaking down. But, during that time it had 2 replacement water pumps, 1 turbo unit and my local VW dealer never did find what caused the engine management warning light to keep coming on. Despite that, I'd have another as it was so nice to drive. Although it was a Tiptronic automatic it was very economical averaging around 45 mpg but was still very quick off the mark and would easily out… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/04/2006 by tsim34 (1 review written)
My Volkswagen Passat TDI drives like a hot hatch with 50+ mpg & never needs fixing super all rounder well recommended… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2006 by wacko jacko (1 review written)
I have owned a 90BHP Passat 1.9TDI for the past three years. I purchased the car with 50,000 on the clock. I have done 35k since. I have been so impressed with the car that I am about to change it for the 130 bhp model. Economy is superb for the size of the car, the car is well laid out inside with extras that you appreciate every time you use the car. Reliability has been great although the multi link front suspension system is prone to wearing which means costly repairs for arms links… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2005 by Rick Thompson (1 review written)
2005 Volkswagon Passat TDI, very impressed, tight, solid and well thought out design. The biggie for me is the 48.9 mpg that I am getting on the highway and mid to high 30's in town.
I notice a small vibration during idle (inherent to all diesels) and a little loud, but both of these go away once you start to accelarate… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/08/2005 by Vedran (1 review written)
My friend have VW Passat TDI 115 HP and he is very happy but I don't like that car beacuse he is ugly. It is not comfort for that size of car. It's not practicaly his commodity is not good. His seats are very hard and plastic on doors and interior panel is very hard and uncomfortably. Only one good thin in this car is stereo system… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/12/2004 by cathaoir corr (1 review written)
Previously had a 1998 110 TDI, Changed to a 2001 130 Volkswagen Passat TDI sport. The 130 has a lot more power but I find that its doing around 44 mph compared to the 110 which did about 54 mpg. Although the 130 handles like a dream I don't think it is as comfortable as the 110. VW seem to have re-positioned the central arm rest and the driving position seems to be a bit lower, The 6-speed gear box is probably an advantage on motorways but most of my journeys are up country roads… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2004 by siren (1 review written)
Bought my Volkswagen Passat TDI 90BHP car about a month ago with 106000 on the clock with fvsh. Had a petrol Omega before this which I found lacking in virtually every dept. So moving to a diesel Passat was a total change and all for the better. This car just cruises on the motorway which is where I do most of my driving. I find it handles great and is really quiet. I like the general layout of the dash but the stereo can be a bit fiddly and would prefer single cd player in cabin rather than… Read Full Review
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