1998 Volkswagen Passat SE 1.9 Tdi 110 bhp from UK and Ireland
The rear near side passenger door lock has been replaced twice, and the air conditioning needed a major overhaul after it poured a gallon of water into the passenger footwell.
A super car, extremely comfortable, very economical and of tremendous build quality. The only rattle inside comes from the radio - the only thing I changed from standard VW issue. The car is coming to its first birthday, and has notched up 25,000 miles. In that time, it has averaged 53mpg - my figures, not from the onboard computer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 1999