1998 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDi (110 hp)
Engine needs lots of oil (1.5-2l per 15000 km). Comparing to my previous car (Honda) it didn't need any oil to be added, which has now 165000km.
Air conditioning condenser fan suddenly got very noisy and will probably need to be replaced soon.
Mirror adjust lever broke, regardless I handled it gently. Warranty didn't cover repairs.
Steering arms were replaced under warranty (recall).
I've been very satisfied with the roominess and it's nice to drive (the diesel engine has high torque).
I get very good mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2001