1999 Volkswagen Passat S 1.9 TDi from UK and Ireland
A class above most others
Passenger seat belt is holding occupants tight in their seat and refusing to release.
Separate radiator fan for air conditioning is noisy.
I love this car.
After having a succession of lower quality company cars circumstances forced me to buy my own.
I brought my Passat without hesitation and although I have only had it for a short time it has proven to be the best built, quietest, best made and generally nicest car I have ever owned.
One of my favorite features is the blue dashboard lights which I cannot understand why other manufacturers haven't picked up on yet.
I do not know much about the service costs as the car was fully serviced when I brought it, but I don't think it will be particularly cheap, so I will be looking for a Volkswagon specialist.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2002
22nd May 2003, 04:24
VW hold the rights to the blue lights design for a number of years so until their designated time is passed nobody will be rip off the design.
23rd Oct 2003, 12:21
I have just completed 92,000 miles in it.
I still stand by the fact that it's a great car in every way.
A couple of things have gone wrong in the past year, but nothing serious and most of it was self inflicted.
I have found out that its not a good idea to hit fully grown deer at 80mph, they tend to cause a lot of damage!!!