Used Volkswagen Passat Saloon (1996 - 2001) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Oct 2014
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 Saloon (96-01)
Classy; roomy; well built; well equipped
Beware overpriced cars, especially estates

New price range:

£13,385 - £25,685

Used price range:

£179 - £2,031

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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

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Huge boot and acres of leg room. Saloon boot is huge, but the apeture can make it difficult to actually get larger items in.  

5 out of 5

Andrew Roberts ,   09 May 2012    ... read more

 Massive boot space despite being a saloon, Very comfortable and perfect for cruising on motorways.  

5 out of 5

Adam Smillie ,   09 Sep 2008    ... read more

 wonderful engine, I've had several 1.9 VAG diesels from 75HP - 160 and this engine whether it be in an A4, Octavia or Passat is the most economical  

5 out of 5

ian cother ,   03 Aug 2007    ... read more

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