Used Volkswagen Passat Saloon (2005 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014
4
The Passat has built up a reputation as a reliable, robustly built and well engineered car. The current model is no exception and thanks to the Volkswagen badge on the grille it has an image of quality that few alternatives can match.
Volkswagen Passat Saloon (05-10)
Clean styling, upmarket image, good sized boot, classy interior, comfortable ride
No hatchback version, not particularly exciting to drive, older TDI engines are noisy

New price range:

£15,510 - £27,505

Used price range:

£748 - £4,854

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Passat has built up a reputation as a reliable, robustly built and well engineered car. The current model is no exception and thanks to the Volkswagen badge on the grille it has an image of quality that few alternatives can match. It's certainly a classy offering with neat styling and the comfortable interior reflects this with high grade materials and precise switches - features like the standard electric handbrake further reinforce the upmarket image.

On the road the Passat is comfortable and predictable, if not very exciting, but on the downside it's only available as a saloon or an estate - there's no hatchback version. Still the boot is a good size and there's decent rear passenger space too. There's also a low emission Bluemotion version available.

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

3.5 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 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...

 Wolf in sheeps clothing but can do 40mpg if you want it to. Great for a 200BHP petrol car.  

5 out of 5

Ian Charlton-Bailey ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Very fuel efficient (50 mpg) with an great auto gearbox, very very comfortable drive and lots of room.  

4 out of 5

Aqeel Sheikh ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

 The drive is smooth and amazing. The car gives you the power when you need it especially hill climbs where other cars do give away, this car would go on and would not take a no as an answer.  

5 out of 5

Kumar Dhiman ,   03 May 2013    ... read more

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