What Car? Used Car of the Year - Winner
The runaway winner in this year's judging was the Passat, even though it was up against strong rivals from Ford and Nissan. In the end, it all came down to value for money, and our experts believed that you can't argue against such a good saloon for just £7000.
Family cars have been excellent value on the used market for a while, but the Passat takes it to an entirely new level.
Its classy image means you'll be proud to park it outside your home, and you won't be disappointed with how it drives, either. Its reliability record is impressive, too.
It's a capable, comfortable and safe car that's equipped with six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors and stability control as standard.
However, with used car prices on the up, we don't expect the Passat to stay so competitively priced for long. If you're in the market for this super saloon, you'd best start looking now, and the best places to find them are usually car supermarkets, independents and online.
There are plenty out there, so you can afford to be picky to get a really good one.
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