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Volkswagen Passat (2005 - 2011)

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reviewed by melvyn carter on 13 April 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 12 October 2018
4
reviewed by PeterPan55 on 31 March 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 3 February 2018
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reviewed by Paul Corder on 15 November 2017
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reviewed by Ray Brown on 15 July 2017
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reviewed by Fintyflanagan on 20 August 2016
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reviewed by Ace16 on 30 September 2015
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reviewed by RebeccaDean on 20 March 2015
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reviewed by max_gain on 14 June 2014
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reviewed by sleepydoc on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by Capt. Pugwash on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by Capt. Pugwash on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by andycloquet on 9 April 2014
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reviewed by davidt67 on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by Anonymous on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by AL1974 on 17 November 2013
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reviewed by mfenton on 2 November 2013
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2.0 SE Diesel 4dr Saloon

reviewed by mo athar on 26 April 2013
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Utter disappointment

Having had an older passat (1.9TDI) which served us well for nine years and reached almost 200k miles, we bought another one expecting the same reliability. We couldn't be more wrong. Simple mistake, didn't read HJ's review before buying the car.

The list of issues (both major and minor) is too long and depressing to list here. Having broken down five times on the motorway the car was eventually used for short local trips for the last eight months of our ownership. We simply couldn't bear to take it on a long journey.

Such shame that this car shook our faith in VW (credit to them, they did replace the fuel injectors on recall but we didn't have the energy for the next thing to go wrong and we eventually parted with the car recently.

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reviewed by nietzsche on 5 July 2012
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reviewed by BigIan888 on 2 May 2012
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reviewed by VinceK on 9 August 2011
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reviewed by jonlivesey on 26 June 2011
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reviewed by stlee on 20 June 2011
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reviewed by p3t3rg on 3 August 2010
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reviewed by pudge on 8 May 2010

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About this car

Price£15,522–£35,620
Road TaxC–L
MPG28.1–64.2 mpg
Real MPG94.7%

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