1994 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Typical solid 90s VW
New wheel bearings and brakes all round was its most expensive cost to me at one point.
Other than that, minor niggles - normal wear and tear, a faulty indicator relay switch, and a leaking sunroof fixed by myself.
Engine had a slight oil leak near the time I got rid of it; it was only the rocker cover though, so no big deal, and that was acceptable at the age and mileage.
A vastly underrated car that during its time was a face lifted Passat that was only made for a couple of years before changing to the more modern 1996 model that was an all new car. This 1994 model however was a good update to the previous model, and in the 7 years I had it put well over 100,000 miles on it trouble free. Reliability was excellent and never broke down once. The faults/wear listed above were all taken care of at services/MOTs, so no trips to the garage. I know people with new cars that even in this current year of 2016 still make trips to the dealer for faults/recalls on their relatively new cars.
Smooth and comfortable to drive, typically 90s VW inside with hard wearing interior that still looked fresh after all those years and mileage. Cosmetically on the outside it looked great - little to no rust spots, and mine was bright red with big alloy wheels. This was a well equipped car with electric windows and all the usual stuff that worked perfectly.
Overall an excellent car that I only sold in back in 2007 due to circumstances at the time. I know the guy I sold it to, and from what I hear, it's still going strong!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th January, 2016