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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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131 reader reviews for Volkswagen Passat Saloon.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4dr

    dave looker , leicestershire . Date: 16/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is one very satisfied and contented owner. This is my the third Passat, and the best yet - the build quality is spot on and the driving experience is greatly improved over the previous model.

    The fuel economy is not as good as Volkswagen estate but the absence of road noise and diesel rumble are all but eliminated. With a few extras such as full leather upholstery, satellite-navigation, it's more then a match for BMW 3 Series and all the other opposition. Well done VW.

  • 3.2 4MOTION SEL 4dr

    michael robertson , worcestershire . Date: 09/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Very good car. It's lacking in power, but still I recommend it.

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Sport 4dr

    Kieran Cooper Date: 10/10/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The new Passat is a real treat to drive.

    I've had a BMW 320D Sport for the past couple of years and prefer this car by some distance. Handling is sharp and there's plenty of mid-range torque - looking forward to the next drive!

  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 4dr

    Tony Payne Date: 22/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the car for three weeks now and am overall impressed with the quality and refinement for the price.

    There is plenty of space inside the car and a lot more compartments to store goods than the previous model.

    The brakes are very responsive and I have found the steering to be OK now having adjusted to it over the weeks. The stereo is excellent and very clear/strong reception is available to all local stations.

    The only major fault I found was the finish to the seals around the chrome trim that surrounds the windows, which does not seem to fit very well.

    I have the manual model and gear changing is very smooth and positive. It was definitely worth going for the SE for the comfort seats, cruise, chrome and all the other extras over the S. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a change from the usuals Fords, Hondas etc.

    There is lots of torque and it is very noticable when in the mid range but dip in those reserves often and the consumption drops fiercely.

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