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Volkswagen Passat Saloon 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 4d (2011/61)

Volkswagen Passat Saloon 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 4d (2011/61) - Owner Review

Cabin size and boot.

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Volkswagen Passat Saloon (11-14)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not much. Plain boring sales repmobile.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Don't really care what other people think, but my wife prefers my old Audi A4 and so do I.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, car lacks excitement and is dull to drive. Nothing wrong with it apart from the engine performance, but I wouldn't be sad to see the back of it.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 320d, Audi A4 or Volkswagen CC.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Company car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very comfortable on the road but 1.6 TDIi engine is awful. Totally underperforms with this car. 0-60mph in 12.2 seconds and because you have to drive it hard in lower gears to get it to move the fuel economy is awful. I've covered 56,000 miles in the past 19 months, mainly motorway cruising, and I'm average 43.5 mpg! I was averaging 46.7mpg in my previous 10-plate Audi A4 2.0 TDI 170.

What's it like to park?
Easy with parking sensors, good visibility.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
On-going front light fault that can not be located by dealer. Engine management failure. Car went into safety mode while driving on the motorway. 70mph down to 30mph. Rectified with software update. No fault with engine.

What's most practical about your car?
Cabin size and boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking sensors, iPod connection which can be controlled via steering wheel controls, Bluetooth and DAB.

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