1990 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland
Not cheap, but worthwhile
Erratic idle at 170,000.
Reconditioned engine at 189,000.
CV joint at 196,000.
Some exhaust and brake parts required for mot test.
No other faults.
This is my first car and apart from expensive parts its great.
Great fun to drive and although a bit sluggish at low speeds, its great on country roads and motorways/highways.
Its also well built.
For example even after 200,000 miles at anything from 30 to 100 miles per hour nothing squeaks or rattles!
Fuel economy is good to, 42miles per gallon at best.
I highly recommend this car if your looking for a great family/executive car that take high mileages well.
You might think its to old now, but find a low mileage one and it will last.
This particular model was built around 1988 - 1993, before a face lift in early 1994.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2002