Used Volkswagen Passat Estate (2000 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Oct 2014
4
Latest Passat models build on their reputation for high standards of quality, and still rank amongst the best choices in this class. Revised rather than completely re-designed, to keep it ahead of rivals such as Mondeo.
Volkswagen Passat Estate (00-05)
TDI PD 130 for performance and economy, quality, safety, space
Top models are overpriced

New price range:

£14,985 - £32,310

Used price range:

£305 - £2,338

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Latest Passat models build on their reputation for high standards of quality, and still rank amongst the best choices in this class. Revised rather than completely re-designed, to keep it ahead of rivals such as Mondeo. Changes to the bodywork include new lights both front and rear, a larger corporate grille and flashings of chrome, while there is the choice of excellent petrol and diesel units.

This includes the satisfyingly swift TDI PD 130.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Huge boot and flat folding seats. I have moved house loads of time with this car and even transported an entire tree worth of logs. The four wheel drive has never let me down and so handy on country...  

5 out of 5

Owen Watters ,   29 Sep 2015    ... read more

 Enormous boot, masses of legroom, very long legged on motorway, cruises effortlessly.  

3 out of 5

Julian Billanie ,   23 Sep 2013    ... read more

 Large boot space with a low and flat rear door entry. Back Seats fold completely flat.  

5 out of 5

Jeff Blackford ,   21 Aug 2013    ... read more

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