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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
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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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1.9 Highline TDI 4dr Saloon

reviewed by mfenton on 2 November 2013
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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Overall reliability

Disappointing injectors failure at 108,000 miles leading to scrapping engine

Just been told by a ex VW, non-dealer mechanic that all four injectors are scrap after testing. Two not working, the other two didn't pass the muster either.

Piston in cylinder 4 broke at the cam shaft end.

Car was on variable service. Oil changed religiously, Dealer serviced up to 54,000, and then a sympathy dealer service before selling at 59,000.

I changed to 10,000 mile interval and started using normal mineral oil at 100,000.

I thought I hadn't put the fuel filter together properly, hence a fuel smell. When the mechanic tried refurbed injectors, it still ran badly, so he took the head off, which was full of fuel in all four cylinders. Cylinder four piston had snapped at the camshaft end.

Options 1 is walk away, (mechanic will give me £1200 for it.
Option 2 is a second hand engine, just a straight swap for £4000 approx., or a new block, inspect the cam etc., new fly wheel and clutch for £5000 to £6000. Only problem with the last one is there are cheaper cars, the same age and fewer miles on eBay. Option 1 then it is.

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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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