2002 Volkswagen Passat 2.8 V6 2.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Not a performance car, value for money when compared to other luxury German cars
Squeaking brakes, which has became more frequent after 15000km service. I have heard that it's because of the type of material of brake pads that Volkswagen uses. Otherwise the brake is very responsive and good.
High background noise with both AM and FM radio compare to my previous car.
Very comfortable at high speed. However, the suspension is a bit too soft which can be a bit annoying when turning or on a bumpy road.
Good quality, leather seats feels a bit too hard at the start.
Strong V6 performance and low engine noise at high speed, but wind noise builds up on freeway.
Never get a chance to sit at back myself, yet I have been told that there is a lack of space in the back seat.
Generally happy with the service provided by VW Australia. It would be nice if there were more options available, eg xenon lights, satellite navigation system, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th August, 2003