Used Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Volkswagen Passat Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon (99 - 05)

What's the used Volkswagen Passat saloon like?

The Passat is big for a family car and its comfy cabin keeps out road and mechanical noise. Space up front is excellent, visibility is good and the seat and steering wheel adjust every which way for the driver.

The ride is set up to favour comfort over agility and it smothers bumps well, although the suspension on Sport models is stiffer. It's better to drive than previous Passats, but nothing like as sharp as a Ford Mondeo.