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Reviews - Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.9 TDI

Volkswagen present the Passat Estate 1.9 S TDI (130) Estate Estate with 5 Speed - (Man) / 5 Speed auto tiptronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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Big and Spacious. Surprisingly Cheap to Run. Occup...

Awful Hand Brake. Poor Seats. Uninspiring to Drive...

TITLE NOTE: It isn't actually a hearse….. the title is a rather crude play on the appearance of the specific car reviewed here - flat black exterior paintwork AND an unremittingly black interior! On approaching it for the first time, key in hand, I remarked to my wife "oh no, they've given us an...

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Excellent

“THE DEPENDABLE WAGON”

published 14/10/2004

Excellent Build Quality, Spacious Interior, Very S...

Handling Can leave a little to be desired, wallows...

My parents had always owned Volkswagens so when the time came to replace our aging 1987 E Reg Passat 1.8 CL Estate at the end of 1997 it wasn't that difficult to work out what the new family car would be. My dad looked at a Peugeot 406 Estate, BMW 5 Series And Audi A4 but at the end of the day as...

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Satisfactory

“Hand break from hell”

published 02/07/2010

Big boot

Handbreak is AWFUL

So before I begin what will almost certain be quite a long rant I had better let you know that I worship in the church of VW. Admittedly I do not accept the ones with engines in the front, and there is quite a gap in the VW museum from 1938 until 1945, but all that aside, VW were one of the...

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Excellent

“more miles to the gallon”

published 11/10/2000

Engine, Build quality, Residual value, Low fuel co...

Expensive compared to the competition

Last april I got a VW Passat 1.9 TDI 115 bhp as a company car. In Belgium, where I live, about 60% of the cars sold has a diesel-engine. This Passat goes faster than an average 1.8 or 2.0 petrol-car and drinks only 6.5 litres every 100 kilometres ! For a car that delivers 285 Nm and 115 bhp it's...

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Excellent

“First Impressions....”

published 26/04/2003

Excellent build, Powerful engine, Very comfortable

A little dated design. Long wait, No front fog lig...

I took receipt of my new VW Passat 1.9 TDI sport Estate a few days ago. The details of the spec are as follows: Metallic Black 1.9 Litre Diesel Engine 150 BHP (Although there is also a 130 BHP as well) Top Speed 124 MPH 0-60 Acceleration 10.2 Secs Insurance Group 12 CO2 Emmisions g/km 157 (18%...

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Excellent

Plenty of room, cruises along effortlessly, good f...

Not as nippy when accelerating from start

We got our VW Passat Estate about a year or so ago. We hadn't expected to be able to afford a car as nice as this, but one came up within our budget. So I write this from the point of view of someone who's used to buying cars for around a £1000 (just to give you some perspective). Ours is a...

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Excellent

massive boot, and looks good

fiddley heating controls. Tiny glove compartment.

Ive been the proud owner of a VW estate for about 2 months now. It looks beautiful in Silver Blue and performance wise its a real gem to drive.Sadly its a company car and not my own. Compared to my old car (Vauxhall Vectra Estate) it has lots more space in the boot and more leg room for the rear...

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Excellent

“Passat Estate”

published 29/09/2000

Economical, Build Quality, Boot space.

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I own the estate version of this beast, the reason i chose the car was the size, height of the tail gate and loading area. Boy what a good work horse this has turned out to be, reliable, economical (I drive it hard and yet average about 48 mpg) with good looks and fun to drive. As a service...

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Not for me

“1998 1.9STDi (90 bhp) Estate”

published 05/04/2004

Space and fuel consumption

VW customer services, costs to run, relaibility, e...

Bought from VW Hawick in Nov 03. Full VW service history and fully serviced. Since then covered 12k during which brakes completely failed (said to be common fault - corrosion of union nut on caliper), side door locked shut and lock seized (£155 repair - brand new VW lock also then found to be...

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Excellent

Solid, Safe, Economical and Reliable. A tried and ...

Timing belt and major service - Dealerships charge...

My family circumstances changed and I found myself looking for a good second hand estate. With so many nice cars around my choice was made more difficult. I didn't want to spend a huge amount or rack up a big finance bill so I settled for a trade-in allowance of hopefully £1800 for my old motor...

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Super

Comfortable, spacious and solid

Not especially cheap to run and looking slightly d...

Good solid performance that you'd expect from a seasoned VW model. The sport version gives you that extra bit of luxury in the cloth/leather mix seats - the most comfortable i've ever experienced in a family car. It also provides that bit more poke with the sixth gear making the drive a real...

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Super

spaciousness, good layout of the controls inside, ...

different exterior looks from what I expected

My new Passat estate SE TDI 2l auto DSG was delivered only 2 weeks ago. Initially I was disapponted about the exterior looks: the chrome strips on the sides and around the windows were not what I expected having seen a picture with the same in black (I think it looks better). It seems the chrome...

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Super

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The new Model is out

A good honest family car with a decent spec. I bought mine from the local VW garage with 8k on the clock in Nov 05. It is an 05 plate (June 05) I thought the 100bhp would not be enough after my last car (Golf GTi 150bhp petrol) but after 5 months of motoring I am used to it and happy with the...

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Super

published 14/09/2008

Passat Estate it is a family car.It has a big trunk and it is olso very comfortable inside an very spacious.The handling it is good but could be better. Design looks are nice and has no aggresive lines.

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Satisfactory

“My Experience”

published 13/05/2003

Cheap to run

No after service

The car drive like a petrol car but the climate control is need since you cannot open the windows as the car fills up with Diesel fumes. I try to keep below 2300rpm and constant speed driving that is without "Kicking" in the Turbo as this achieves the highest economy. I have achieved whilst...

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