What's the used Volkswagen Passat like?
There aren't many bad things to say about the Volkswagen Passat Estate, but we may as well get them out of the way first. To start with, despite its large exterior dimensions, there's not as much boot space as you might think. It isn't as roomy as a Honda Accord, for example, and doesn't have as many innovative features. Then there's the electric handbrake, which takes a lot of getting used to.
There's still plenty to like about the Passat, though. It has a five-star Euro NCAP rating, the cabin is large and comfortable with great seats, the driving position is fully adjustable and there's a logical, well laid out dashboard. All round visibility is impressive, too.
Last, but not least, the Passat is an excellent drive. Unlike its predecessor, the chassis now feels nimble and alert, and the ride comfortable. Models fitted with the optional Sport suspension make for an even sharper drive.