Used Volkswagen Passat Estate (2005 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 27 Aug 2010
4
The estate version of the reliable Passat offers modest improvements in carrying capacity over its predecessor but brings with it the better quality and a more involving driving experience introduced by the Passat saloon. A roomier, more comfortable interior and handsome styling make the Passat estate a desirable large family car, while there are some options for the luggage area that help create a truly versatile load carrier.
Volkswagen Passat Estate (05-11)
Upmarket image, decent load carrier, excellent build quality, comfortable on the move
Other estates carry more, new price premium over larger alternatives

New price range:

£16,650 - £28,675

Used price range:

£806 - £5,345

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The estate version of the reliable Passat offers modest improvements in carrying capacity over its predecessor but brings with it the better quality and a more involving driving experience introduced by the Passat saloon. A roomier, more comfortable interior and handsome styling make the Passat estate a desirable large family car, while there are some options for the luggage area that help create a truly versatile load carrier.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot is huge, ideal for me as I carry a lot of stuff around for work. It also has lots of great storage space in the dashboard.  

4 out of 5

Stacy Plant ,   04 Aug 2015    ... read more

 The kids like swimming pool in boot where Fastlane have either not refitted windows or lights correctly.  

1 out of 5

karl Thacker ,   08 May 2015    ... read more

 The size. It's a brilliant family car and very comfortable.  

2 out of 5

Laura Becker ,   25 Jul 2014    ... read more

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