Volkswagen Passat Review from Egypt

2007 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 FSI

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 FSI Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance129000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

Would go for Mercedes or BMW

Faults:

- Steering box rack and pinion problem at 62,000 km (agent didn't commit the problem, until after the car went out of its warranty period) (Cost 12000 EGP).

- Starter motor damage at 90,000 km (cost 3000 EGP).

- Sun roof unintentional opening.

- EGR solenoid valve at 95,000 km (cost 3000 EGP).

- Electronic hand brake problem at 70,000 km (cost 175 EGP).

- Had an accident with the car in the first year,

and the authorized agent in Egypt fixed it with non original accessories.

- Egyptian agent is very BAD.

- German manufacturer's CS is very bad.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable from inside, however the steering box problem and tough suspension causes unsatisfactory feeling with the purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2012

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review