Volkswagen Passat Review from Slovenia

1998 Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDi (110 hp)

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDi (110 hp) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance71000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Faults:

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).

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review