Volkswagen Passat (2005 - 2011)
Last updated 5 May 2015
Diary of disaster of 2007 Passat 2.0TDI bought in August 2013 for £6,800. Over £5,000 spent on repairs. Engine now has low oil pressure failure, the turbo needs replacing and two injectors need replacing,...
Volkswagen engineers can't make up their minds what to do with the engine of the Passat. At first it was longitudinal, slung ahead of the front wheels like an Audi's.
Then, in 1988, they laid it horizontal across the car, like the Golf's. Then, in 1996, they went back to Audi-style longitudinal. Now we have a new Passat, once again with a transverse engine.
Not fit for purposeOn 20 March 2015
LOve the ride. Reliability and cost toally abysmal.On 14 June 2014
Complete disillusion in VW reliability and serviceOn 1 May 2014