Volkswagen Passat estate (2005-2011): owner reviews

"The Passat Estate isn’t the most spacious model in the family estate sector, but it has a large, square boot, an easy-to-fold rear seat and a variety of punchy diesel engines."

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

1.0 out of 5

Price
£38,470 - £51,495
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Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch (1 case)

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1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.9 Blue motion TDI

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Omg purchased this car a year ago with full service and 1 years mot. Paid £10,000 for it after researching Which for the estate car recommended by them. I have a large dog and was tempted by the boot space and reputation, 'reliability ' associated with VW. Two months ago it was serviced and mot'd. It also visited a VW dealer to be 'retuned' following the emissions scam. So having had the car devalued following media reports about emissions, a strange wind like noise began when I changed gear. Neurotic I contacted my garage. I drive it gently, it's a 2011 model & I don't do many miles per year so I wasn't too concerned. It needs a new gearbox. Nightmare bill. Apparently gearbox oil isn't listed in mot or service checks and they can't explain why this has happened on a relatively new car with only 66,000 miles. If you are considering this car check this fault unless you intend taking out a mini mortgage to cover future repairs. I'm in despair! Better still avoid this car.
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