Used Volkswagen Passat Estate (1997 - 2001) Review

Review by Parkers on
4
The Passat Mk 4 was the embodiment of Volkswagen values when launched in 1997: better built than rivals, ultra-reliable and engaging to drive. That wasn't all - it was generously equipped, had fine engines and subtle styling that stood head and shoulders above Mondeo, Vectra and the stodgy old Passat Mk 3.
Volkswagen Passat Estate (97-01)
Classy; roomy; well built; well equipped
Beware overpriced cars, especially estates

New price range:

£16,260 - £26,635

Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Passat Mk 4 was the embodiment of Volkswagen values when launched in 1997: better built than rivals, ultra-reliable and engaging to drive. That wasn't all - it was generously equipped, had fine engines and subtle styling that stood head and shoulders above Mondeo, Vectra and the stodgy old Passat Mk 3.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It has loads of space and good practicality, whilst the 1.8T engine provides the fun factor when needed.  

4 out of 5

Wayne Nock ,   27 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Huge boot and decent interior space. Excellent build quality as well. It's not actually as roomy in the rear seats as other large estates but it's still pretty good.  

5 out of 5

Dan Everitt ,   10 Mar 2008    ... read more

 Good size Very good fuel ecomony (50 MPG) Reliable. The engine is the best feature of this car hardly troubled after over 200,000 miles  

4 out of 5

Richard Voisey ,   09 Oct 2007    ... read more

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