2002 Volkswagen Passat S 1.9 TDi from UK and Ireland
Strong engine, very good fuel economy and reliable!
The engine is the cars greatest strength in that it is has power and economy. I cover 1,000 miles per week at speed of up to 80 miles per hour and regularly achieve in excess of 50 miles per imperial gallon (based upon miles covered and neck to neck filling).
The cars handling does not equal that of my previous car (Vauxhall Vectra) however there are a number of electronic devices that kick in if I get it wrong. One is called ESP which selectively applies the brakes on corners if I am about to go into a skid. This is activated most days particularly on roundabouts when I am overtaking vehicles that I would otherwise be stuck behind on a single carriageway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2003