Volkswagen Passat Reviews from Sweden

1987 Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired275424 kilometres
Most recent distance286055 kilometres
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

An underestimated winner

Faults:

The top front suspension bearings are not too good right now.

The front left wheel bearing is not too good either. But It still keeps going.

General Comments:

The car was sold in Germany, but imported to Sweden in 1999. It's not rusty at all. Despite the high mileage of the car, it is in good shape. I love this car. The engine runs great and its really comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003

1998 Volkswagen Passat Lim Trend 1.8T

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8T Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 kilometres
Most recent distance9600 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

I'm 30 days from getting my new 01 Passat 1.8T

Faults:

* Door locking system was in emergency mode (computer box) from day one. 3 door locks replaced, covered by warranty.

* Front brake pads replaced in accordance to the manufacturer notice.

* Front suspension replaced due to noise.

General Comments:

Even though I have had a few minor faults, I feel the car is reliable.

The 150hp feels like less. The fact that the 01 version has 170hp proves my point.

Headlights are way to weak for the Nordic winter roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2001

2000 Volkswagen Passat TDi 1.9 turbo diesel 115hp

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel 115hp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2400 kilometres
Previous carFord Scorpio

General Comments:

Car is running very well. The fuel economy is superb. The engine's torque allows you outrun most petrol cars. During a vacation the average fuel consumption was 6.1 liter/100 km over a 1200 km trip. This was at highway speed (120-130km/h).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews