Volkswagen Passat saloon (2011-2014): owner reviews

"The Volkswagen Passat is a high quality saloon that makes a comfortable and relaxing motorway cruiser."

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

Price
£25,080 - £40,335
58%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (13 cases)
  • Engine (5 cases)
  • Other (7 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes (3 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
NO PROBLEMS SO FAR

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Love it, cannot fault reliability
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Just usual maintenance costs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
its a good runner

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Best car ever, i had about 10 cars before that one and vw is the best one. Age means nothing for this car, this car has been made to work for years. Everlasting plesure of driving.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheapest spears on the market and if i need buy new part VW is still providing ones. Petrolwise if you know how to drive smoothly this car will be on the same level with 1.4. Consuption is 8.5/100km in traffic drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

1997

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Never let me down
Performance

4 out of 5

Good acceleration with plenty of torque\r
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Minimal outlay

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
No problems at all so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Tyres are expensive and costs over Ł100 to fill up at the pumps.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
13 years and 150000 miles of basically uneventful motoring
Performance

4 out of 5

more than adequate
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Some services are stupidly expensive, some remarkably cheap depending on what needs replaced according to the service schedule

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Small problems with electronics, mainly radio and bluetooth
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Happy with the performance and costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48.5

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Engine management and DPF issues
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The mpg is 10% worse than my previous Passat which was 8 years older, when driven on the same weekly route at the speed limits

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
No problems from buying it at 3 years old. Starts first time, everything still working/nothing broken. Recent VW recall replaced fuel injectors and getting better mpg
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Don't use VW for servicing but independant. Last service with long-life oil, done 13,000 since and still waiting on car computer to indicate next service. Tyres cost Ł130 each (Bridgestone) with good front wheel wear. Extra oil between servicing but this is apparentlynormal.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Improved as it has got older (Touch Wood!)
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Probably much chaeper than a modern car as good supply of pattern parts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
The car has only let me down once in over 7 years !
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The only expensive item is the oil filter at Ł12 !

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Only one major issue which required roadside assistance and that was fuel injectors
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Expensive to service and tax

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Base, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Boring but practical and reliable estate car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Passat estate everything you expect it to be ,only thing against is that the car has no traction in snow

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good to drive on a daily round trip of 70 miles. economical compared to last car which was petrol.not the most stylish car but practical for my needs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TDI, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 tdi sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

?, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I bought the passat as it was as good as i could get for under £3000 and i carry a lot of gear at times. Leaking was an issue as rain collected in the footwells - a known passat problem. Overall i am happy and would buy again if i had the same £$£ again as opposed to other makes and manufactures.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It is ok, but the major problem or issue is that it 'mists up' both side windows and windsvreen as soon as the temperature drops below 4 degrees. This is very irritating and not very safe as it affects visibility whilst driving. This is, i am led to believe, a design issue with the passat.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

High Line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
My car has lived up to the quality and performance of the manufacturer. I only have one small niggle which is i am not 100% in favor of electronic hand brakes.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R36, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Get the same enjoyment from driving it like the first day i owned it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
An attractive car let down by certain items of "over clever" (and expensive to repair) engineering not necessary on a family model (electronic parking brake; steering lock/module complexity; injector vulnerability; sophisticated gearbox, to name a few. The previous model was a better build, more typical of vw.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

tdi turbo, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Best car i have driven in 20 years,highly recommend buyiny another one like it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Well built, good economy, easy to drive with dsg gearbox and auto hold brake. Rather plain exterior styling. Would have one again

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable and well designed.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Does the job it is supposed to, does it well, it's a great long distance carrier. It does lack the excitement of, say, an alfa or a saab, but i have come to love it. Respect.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

hiline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Vw passats are great value for money

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

V5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It is a practcal workhorse. It has been very reliable and is very comfortable on long (or short) journeys. I have had the car nearly 10 years and i no longer need a large family estate car so will look to buy something smaller and perhaps more fun.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Tdi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, , Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Briliant family car, with best comfort and loads of space! Has few passat sickneses, but can life with them!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A lovely car which is comfortable and looks great. It's not as practical as my previous newer estate version though. Why don't saloons have rear wash/wipes as well? It would be much safer if they did.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good reliable car

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Practical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very comfortable, fast but economical. A pleasure to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent, glad i bought it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

highline, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Vw have a reputation which i feel was endorsed by the bora i had previously but which is undemined by the passat (estate). A water leak into the passenger side footwell (via the cabin air box) has tripped out the alarm and this smacks of duff design. It's a common fault and a huge oversight bearing in mind the company sold this model on the back of their close attention to design detail.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0l, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S E, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Hard to say really, as i have only had it for 30 days, and it's the new model, bluemotion, hopefully, if it is as good as my last passat year 56, i really cannot see any troubles ahead, my 56 passat, 2lt diesel, automatic, had one small problem in four years, just the need of a small switch replacement.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I am fairly happy with my car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic car high service costs vw oem parts very expensive. Only last week a diesel injector failed and the car cut out whilst on the motorway (very dangerous) and cost £185 recovery fee and £765 to diagnose and replace injector not happy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good overall, a fault with a wire in the wiring loom was a tricky fix to find, took the garage over 2 weeks and 2 visits to fix and the bill was nearly £600 and that was at a independent, but they did replace the battery and changed some sensors thinking it may fix the fault before finding a fraired wire in wiring loom, which must have been like that when the car built in the factory! Preety poor from vw!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GL TDI, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Highline, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant. Needed a reliable, economical, family car to eat up miles on a commute and be sufficiently spacious and comfortable for holidays/weekends to family involving 2-4 hour drives to get there. Managed a drive from kent to glasgow in one trip (2 stops en route) and still felt comfortable in it. Good economy, useable power.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Durable and solid. Its better at 10 years than it was at 3.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SEL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Wonderful, but xcessive depreciation

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

TDI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall iam disappointed, with the uncertainty of unable to drive the car safely during inclement weather (snow)it is worrying that a car of this "mark" leaves a person uncertain/unsure whether to take a journey

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I like it. Apart from the one problem it's reliable and a good performer.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Generally good. Quite comfortable for the driver and cruises effortlessly with my caravan.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

HL+, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TDI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very comfortable, roomy and practical car. Great for towing and carrying our dog and moving lots of scout gear. It has a high build quality and is smooth to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Under estimated by the motoring trade. The neutral styling means it still looks smart and has not aged like some other cars e.g. Ford focus, mondeo, vectra

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Ok, poor performance from 140hp tdi, compared to mondeo with same power. Economy reasonable, but seats and off-set pedals together with that stupid handbrake ruin the car for me

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Percieved quality only! The car could be great but for annoying faults. Dealer does not care that you have to go back to them to fix design faults at cost to the customer, as it puts money in the bank. (short term only dealers, short term only!). They are not interested in customer satisfaction. Parts are overpriced! Dissapointed!!!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

High Line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
This car is mainly used by my wife for the school run and shopping. I have a company car from the same manufacturing group and would rate them highly for build quaity and safety. Depreciation on the vw and other makes in the past has meant that we now buy nearly new/low mileage rather than new.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A very good workhorse and reliable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

HIGHLINE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A good, reliable , comfortable, quiet workhorse although a little bland and boring

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 tfsi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very comfy, excellent ride, great build quality, 2.0t engine is fast, smooth and fairly frugal. The package is let slightly down by lifeless steering and a detached driving experience.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Stylish, typical vw build quality and reliability. Great to drive although perhaps would choose a larger engined version in future.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Style & build quality that doesn't break the bank.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Highline Plus, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Superb build quality, thought has gone into the features and controls to make driving as easy as possible

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very comfortable, 100% reliable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SEL, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Super

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Bluemotion, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good practical motor with loads of space inside, reasonable running costs & excellent fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Highline, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is stylish, well built & reliable. It is pleasant to drive, & very relaxing on long runs. it is reasonably economic on longer runs, but dissappoints on shorter journeys. While the boot is large & deep, it is not always easy to load - it would be so much better as a 5 door hatchback like the skoda superb!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R36, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A brilliant drive, really a "wolf in sheeps clothing".

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Tdi, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great power and fuel economy comfortable over long distances Very reliable above faults the first since new but 3 bits of plastic trim have fallen off in interior and dealer said he cold not replace them.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 BLuemotion dsl

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
I bought this car at the end of a 4 year company lease as it had less than 50,000kms. I had expected to use it for commuting 60kms per day but circumstances changed so my wife drove it 20kms per day. It has now got just over 70,000kms on the clock. Last month we paid €120 for a rear ABS sensor. Last week the engine stopped and the issue has been diagnosed as a faulty central control unit. Approx cost to replace €1300 plus labour. Apparently it is a known issue with this car. Its almost funny when you consider the arrogance with which VW promote their build quality over styling (you would not buy this car for its style). Do not buy a Passat unless you are willing to fork out wads of cash on a regular basis. If I were to hold on to it, which I will not, I could look forward to replacing the entire clutch system - another known fault. Give me a Toyota any day.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Passat B6 has common faults such as rear electronic calipers, injectors and suspension rubbers. I've had the lot!!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cheap to run, great power and comfort. Poor reliability.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
I have had no problems in over 60,000 miles.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing costs are reasonable, but dearer than my previous Toyota. Tyre wear is good, but tyres are quite expensive because of the size.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56
Review
The car is 6 months old so too early to tell

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
It has never let me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The Good - Fuel economy good, long servicing intervals The not so Good - Heavy wear on front tyres, VW parts are expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Whilst I ve only had the car since June I M very impressed with the build quality and general feel/performance.I previously had a renault Laguna ST from new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I ve only replaced bulbs which seemed pricey,but I think the service prices quoted by Harlow VW are very compeditive>Fuel cost are good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
very good no problems in 3 years
Running Cost

3 out of 5

expensive to service

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
I have had 2 reliability problems, both of which resulted in complete immobilisation of the vehicle. The first was a problem with the steering and the second was an ignition failure. Both were fixed under warranty. The second was the subject of a recall which had not reached me.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
180000 miles with just normal ware and tear 1 Clutch, 1 complete exhaust and regular servicing
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reliability, and solidly built

Owner Review

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Middle of the road machine that is very fit for purpose for lots of motorway miles and for the family. Germanic without being a brand that costs too much. It doesn't set my heart on fire, but to be honest every car that i have owned (or company car) previously that has been an emotional purchase (e.g. style or performance over substance) has been weaker in many areas. The passat ticks most boxes in the 80-90th percentile. Above average everywhere is much better than being perpetually frustrated by one or two major annoyances. Maybe skoda superb next on my shopping list....or can i go that far down the vw brand ladder?

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

tdi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall a great car but for some minor problems which seem to be fairly common, e.g the electronic parking brake not being reliable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Relatively reliable, built well, some quirks, uses premium fuel (a negative), parts expensive, rides and drives well.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I love driving it and the feel of the car, it was also very cheap but parts cost a fortune and it breaks much more than i thought volkswagens were supposed to.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Highline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Tdi, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Gets me around without any trouble

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

trendline, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good, practical &reliable family car. Hard to fault.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Hi Line, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very pleased, it is comfortable, ecomonic and performs well.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

No idea, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent. Only bugbears are: Horrible electronic handbreak Electronic key/ignition

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

TDI, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It has been very reliable and fun and comfortable to drive given that it is a standard car

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