What used Volkswagen Passat estate will I get for my budget?
You can get high-mileage ones for around £6000, but prices start at around £8000 for a late 2015 1.6 TDI S, whether in Bluemotion attire or not, with an above or average mileage for the year, bought from a trader or an independent dealer. Moving up to the £10,000-£12,000 level and you’ll find an SE or similar from 2016 or 2017, and maybe the option of one of the 2.0-litre engines. Up your budget to £13,000-£15,000 and you’re seeing good 2018 cars, with a full history and an average mileage, from a franchised dealer. Spend between £15,000 and £20,000 on a 2019 model, and think between £20,000 and £25,000, depending on trims, for a neat 2020 car.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Passat estate?
For a car of such size and space, the Passat Estate is remarkably economical. Even the non-Bluemotion cars boast impressive average claimed economy figures, with most of the diesel-engined models in the 60mpg range and the 1.4 petrol managing into the 50s. If you specify the later GTE plug-in hybrid model, you’ll have an official average claimed figure of 166mpg, although the chances of you really achieving this in mixed use is undeniably slim, unless the car fits in exactly with your lifestyle.
Under the later WLTP tests, the 1.6 TDI averages 48.7mpg, the 1.4 PHEV GTE 201.8mpg, and the 2.0 TSI 272 33.2mpg.
Annual car tax (VED) is based on CO2 emissions for cars registered before April 2017, while those registered after that date will pay a flat rate currently £150 year.
Servicing costs are reasonable, with a service plan that offers you a discount on your next two services at £468, or a fixed-cost maintenance plan that allows you to choose your annual mileage and how long you’re going to keep the car before computing a monthly payment for you.
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