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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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reviewed by mfenton on 2 November 2013
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reviewed by mo athar on 26 April 2013
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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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SE 2.0 TDI (140) Estate

reviewed by pudge on 8 May 2010
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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

The most troublesome car I have had in 40 years

I bought the new shape Passat Estate 2.0 tdi on the basis of perceived VW quality.
The first SEVEN unplanned visits to the main dealer were for Ignition housing renewed: Safety recall wiper motor; VWP1 recall renew steering column and immobiliser unit; Renewed fuel pump as per recall; Renewed brake pad sensor plug and wires and three alloy wheels replaced due to defective surface, then front passenger door lock faulty. Most of that was warranty work.
But then at 45k miles Clutch and dual mass flywheel replaced costing £1300, then parking sensors failed cost £420 and just last week "AFS inoperative" meaning headlights fail to align so can only drive on high beam at night. I am waiting to hear what this will cost.
The dealer, Lindvale Colchester made lots of sympathetic noises, but ultimately say sorry but it must be your driving! A guy in the workshop said we get clutches go at 25k.
This is my first VW and it will definitely be my last.

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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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