2000 Volkswagen Passat Sport 1.9 TDI (90) from UK and Ireland
Best old car you can buy, fact
Best car I've ever owned, considering that I only paid 500 euro for it, and now I have had it 2 years with over 200k on it, and nothing has gone wrong with it. That must say something about the older shape B5 Passats.
I have heard people saying ohh you should have purchased a Honda or a Toyota, they're much better, but all I can say to them is these Passats are much better than the older Toyotas of that time; they have a better quality interior, and the old 1.9 TDI engine is by far the most reliable engine Volkswagen ever made; to this day it's bulletproof.
I service it every 5k, and it's still going like a dream, and for a car with such high miles, it drives like new. All it needed to pass the NCT was tyres and that was it.
If you are reading this and are thinking of getting a Passat, just get one and service it, and it will last longer that almost any car on the road today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2014