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Written on: 15/09/2011 by kitermike (3 reviews written)
I had this car on hire for a week and was very impressed, particularly with the fuel efficiency. I was getting a combined average of around 60mpg. Performance was also very good, surprisingly zippy. Excellent boot space. Not a car I'd thought about previously… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2011
Looks, handling, and MPG are excellent as is the dash layout. The seat cover pattern is a bit bland and I miss a central arm-rest. Also cannot understand why the 'S' model is not fitted with Cruise Control.
The electronic parking brake took some getting used to, particularly when sitting at a junction on a gradient ... but overall, I'm very pleased with the car and would recommend it to anyone.
Ron Martin… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/02/2010
Bought a VW Passat Estate R line and was involved in a crash after 6 months. Over three weeks later VW still cannot supply a major part as it is out of stock! No explanation or clarification of when teh part will be in stock,manufactured or supplied, no apology, no replacement car nada! I cannot believe the poor quality of service from VW for teh supply of parts for a brand new car, unbelievably the poorest quality fo service I have ever received. They should have informed me they did not… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/02/2009 by Jim SK (1 review written)
I bought a new Passat Highline Tdi 130 in December 2003, it has now covered 85000 miles and still feels and drives like new. My only real problem was the radiator sprung a leak just after the warranty expired and so I had to pay for a replacement. One of the parking sensors has been giving trouble recently, although I have bought a replacement, I have yet to fit it.
I have found the Passat a pleasure to drive with ample power and excellent economy (between 47 and 54 mpg depending on… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2009
Good points fuel economy, switch quality and dashboard refinement but uncomfortable seats which results in upper back pain. Seat seems sloppy around corners and does not give support. No rear speakers. Car is of great build quality but you can get a lot more for your money… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/11/2008 by david large (1 review written)
I like everthing on this car it really is quality, I bought a 2003 passat tdi from Connellys VW here in Sligo, I got a great trade in for my Toyota, the way I was treated was fantastic all minor faults carried out under guaratee, full service 100 euro. I have owned most makes of cars here and abroad this has to be the best I have ever owned. As in my good points write up, we live in rural Ireland and this car is used every day and is a pleasure to own and drive… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/11/2008 by readie (1 review written)
I can't really understand anyone disliking this car. I bought mine with 100k miles on the clock and have covered 30k of so far trouble free comfortable miles. Anyone who thinks this is a BMW, as I suspect from some other reviews that they do, should really have bought a BMW, or get promoted in their job and "upgrade ' their company car. This car is not pretending to be anything other than a practical, quality, powerful workhorse which should last for donkeys years and 200 to 300k miles if… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2008
I was initially please with the VW Passat 1.9 Trendline 05/05. It was one year old when I bought it. But before the 3 year warranty the clutch went as did the flywheel (these were replaced under warranty). Few months later it went for a service and first MOT. Needed a new cambelt (after 35,000), new rear disc pads and discs, new tyre- total cost £1,100. Two weeks later I noticed that one wheel was held to the vehicle by just two of the five bolts (even the locking wheelnut was missing).
Now… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2008 by coreyhigham (2 reviews written)
For the first 2 failures, the car was drivable so no courtesy car needed, until the handbrake seized.
I called VW in swindon for advise, no answer and no call back. The car was carried to VW in swindon to be repaired, no problem, this will be fixed under warranty. Great, "can I have a courtesy car?" NO NOT COVERED under VW 3 year warranty. Car failed on Monday, earliest time to repair Thursday… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/06/2008 by weecg (2 reviews written)
I've had this R reg VW Passat for two years now with minimal issues. needed some work at MOTs but nothing serious and has been a reliable comfortable workhorse with excellent mpg… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/06/2008 by Pete Andrews (1 review written)
The VW Passat 1.9 TDi is the most dissapointing car ever. I have covered 65000 since September 06 and have never warmed to this unpleasant noisey and uncomfortable car. I want my old Laguna back.
What other car manufacturer doesnt fit speakers in the back of this type of car?
Endless recalls to the garage for defects to be put right - the latest is a rumbling fuel pump.
As for that ridiculous handbrake button ! Why isn't it near where the hand brake should be?
Dreadful Dreadful Car… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2007 by AndrewP48 (1 review written)
Overall the Volkswagen Passat is a very nice car to have. I drive for around 2 1/2 hors a day to and from work and still feel refreshed… Read Full Review
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