Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.5 V6 TDI

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Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.5 V6 TDI

Volkswagen present the Passat Estate 2.5 V6 TDI Estate Estate with 6 Speed - (Man) / 5 Speed auto tiptronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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published 30/12/2005 | impactful
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Pro Great motorway cruiser, build quality
Cons Is it worth the extra over the 1.9
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"V6 diesel - worth it over the 1.9?"

Now I know the car looks 'old' in front of the new Passat but there is no doubting that the car is still the mainstay of many hoseholds and good value for it. Having driven a 1.9 as a company car for 12 months and 40K I wondered if the 2.5 would be worth the extra money - and the jury is still out. yes the car comes with other extras, part leather interior, roof rails etc, but I am really not sure how good the V6 diesel is compared to the best around - it is noisy, possibly noisier than the 1.9 but very subjective, and just doesn't ultimately feel any more flexible (this could be the choice of the gearbox) than its smaller brother. It is quicker, but over this is just another Passat with a bigger engine in it. It does things well but not sure that the extra is worth it.

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  • SueMagee published 30/12/2005
    There doesn't seem to be a great deal of personal experience in this review.
  • Bollinger28 published 30/12/2005
    Good start but maybe try reading some other Ciao reviews on cars? It will give you a better idea on the sort of details you need to include to get higher rates on here. Lexy
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Product Information : Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.5 V6 TDI

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Volkswagen present the Passat Estate 2.5 V6 TDI Estate Estate with 6 Speed - (Man) / 5 Speed auto tiptronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

Product Details

Body Type: Estate, Saloon

Fuel Type: Diesel

Range: Volkswagen Passat

Range + Engine Type: Passat 2.5 V6 TDI

Manufacturer: Volkswagen

Height: 1498

Width: 1746

Length: 4682

Weight: 1715

Insurance Group: 15

Engine Size (cc): 2496

Towing Limit (kg): 1600

Boot Capacity (litres): 1600

Power: 163

Transmission type: 6 Speed Manual; 5 Speed auto tiptronic Automatic

Classification: Intermediate Car

Country of Origin: Germany

CO2 Emissions: 192 g/km - (Man) / 216 g/km - (Auto)

Emissions Class: EU4

Type: Car

NCAP Rating: NCAP 4 Star Rating

Maximum Speed (mph): 133

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: V6

Fuel Capacity (litres): 62

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Torque: 228@1400 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 9.8 seconds - (Man)

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