Used Volkswagen Passat Saloon (1988 - 1997) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 15 Oct 2014
3.5
Don't be fooled by the old Passat's plain Germanic looks. Even as a new car, it was underrated, though well-informed used car buyers wanting high-quality no-nonsense family transport have appreciated its strengths for years.
Volkswagen Passat Saloon (88-97)
Reliable; roomy; rugged
Dull looks

New price range:

£10,998 - £23,498

Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Don't be fooled by the old Passat's plain Germanic looks. Even as a new car, it was underrated, though well-informed used car buyers wanting high-quality no-nonsense family transport have appreciated its strengths for years. Great build quality and reliability are the main attractions, plus a wide range of proven engines. A late life facelift in 1994 improved it further.

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Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 the boot is huge and rear legroom is very spacious could fit another row of seats in  

2 out of 5

jacob brisley ,   28 Mar 2007    ... read more

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