Volkswagen Passat (2005 - 2011)
Last updated 28 September 2015
Problems with 2007/57 Passat 2.0TFSI bought in November 2014 for £5,400. First noticed a a judder when engine was iding. All injectors replaced under warranty. Judder continued. Mass airflow sensor checked....
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.
Brilliant; after 7 years and ~80000 miles it still drives like a sports car and has never had any reliability issues.On 30 September 2015
Not fit for purposeOn 20 March 2015
LOve the ride. Reliability and cost toally abysmal.On 14 June 2014