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“Car is very unreliable”

Written on: 20/04/2014 by jackputz (1 review written)

I have a 2013 Passatt tdi which has been in the dealers garage more than my garage. I have had it for 18 months, have 45000 miles on it, and it has been in the shop four different times. The Ad Blue system has broke down twice (I live in MN, if the avg temp is 12, the car will have problems). The turbo blew once (13 days in the dealer's garage), got it back, then three days later the engine seal gave way? It has been at the dealer now for the past 6 days with no estimate as to how long this… Read Full Review

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“Passat 110 bhp 2011 2ltr”

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

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Waynesarahburns's Comment

Written on: 21/04/2013

Because the old Passat trip computers are not at all accurate! I still have a 1998 19tdi and it does around 15mpg less than the reads out. I got actual calculated 44mpg from cornwall to south Wales at 70mph (actual, 74-75 on speedo), I didn't check but trip would have read between 55 and 60mpg. I get mid to late thirties regularly with medium driving.

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Stumpy_Si's Comment

Written on: 09/06/2013

I run a 59 plate 2.0TDI 110bhp blue motion and return mid to high 60s to the gallon on distance runs easily achieving 1000 miles to a tank full through careful driving of course. local runs see around 50 to 55 mpg.

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Hank.ron's Comment

Written on: 09/06/2013

Mine will not get near that max 570 miles I don't go by trip I Phil mine to the top and then on refill work out consumption.
Car has now done 30000 on last long trip through UK France Netherlands Belgum Germany Poland then Lithuania and back to UK taking it easy as on touring Holiday we averaged 52 MPG

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“VW Passat 2.5 V6 Estate”

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

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“my 2001 130 tdi estate has done 203000 miles,I have...”

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

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“if you ever have turbo problems or lack of power just...”

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

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“I have had my Passat 130 TDI from brand new (Cardiff...”

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

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“i have a x reg passat tdi 115 bhp,its now done 195...”

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

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Cassp003's Comment

Written on: 08/11/2012

i have a 2002 TDI 100 bhp and thesame problem cropped up a few months ago at 120,000 kms. The soluton was cleaning the turbo charger diaphram from excessive carbon buil-up. The engine is now responding pristinely as when it was new.

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Scooterboy67's Comment

Written on: 03/03/2013

limp mode problem very common many potential causes but can be easily fixed go to ukpassats for plenty of good advice

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“In a word, this car is magnificent. Fantastic to drive...”

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

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“Hi iv had 2 vw passat tdi and know a lot of people who...”

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

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“i bought this car 2 years ago i have had it serviced...”

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

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“had my 2002 100 tdi from new what a great car its been...”

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

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“Bought my 130 passat about 2months ago, fantastic...”

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

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“So, I got my R reg tdi se think so;) two years back,...”

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

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“Absolutely the worst car that I have ever owned....”

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

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“Volkswagen Passat Estate SE140PS TDi. I bought this...”

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

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Bmw E30's Response to 449244_Ken0104's Review

Written on: 19/08/2009

What year is your passat Ken? I'm looking at a VW or Seat/Skoda Octavia in TDI guise, but i think the passat looks very nice around the 52-reg/age. Do you have any idea what it does on a journey/motorway speeds mpg? Has it been quirk free, ie not starting every so often, lumpy idle, alarm playing up, etc etc. I had a Ford Focus and also a Ford Puma with these common faults.

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★★★★☆

“Overall the Passat by far overshadows rivals like the...”

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

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“I have a 2001 Volkswagen passat 1.9tdi 130bhp i loved...”

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

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467153_Gaz70's Response to 429708_Barry93's Review

Written on: 15/06/2009

THE AIR FLOW METER IS A COMMON FAULT, I REPLACED A METER ON MINE, IT COST ME £75 AND HALF AN HOUR OF MY TIME, BUT SOLVED THE SAID POWER LOSS ISSUES.

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“My VW Passat 2001 TDI 130Bhp, now 6 years old, had...”

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

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Biffobear's Comment

Written on: 26/10/2009

I found this review not helpful because...it stated the obvious and said that his mazda had less problems, well i'm not interested in the mazda just the passat thanks

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“Bad choice for me to buy it. Engine major problems....”

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

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★★★★★

“I have a tdi 130 VW Passat I have covered 298k and...”

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

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