Volkswagen Passat (2005 - 2011)
Last updated 2 March 2015
"We brought our august 2011 Passat in Feb 2013, 2nd hand from Available Car. It was still under warranty and we took out an extra 2 year extended warranty. Within months the boot would not shut and needed...
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.
LOve the ride. Reliability and cost toally abysmal.On 14 June 2014
Complete disillusion in VW reliability and serviceOn 1 May 2014
Sturdy, comfortable and totally reliable.On 1 May 2014