2007 Volkswagen Passat TSI S 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Good all round car
Usual consumables; suspension, brakes, tyres, etc.
I done all the oil changes and looked after it well, no major problems. Some servicing and repairs were expensive though.
A good car to drive, the modern Passat is sharp in the handling department and acceleration from the 1.8 petrol is fantastic. Gear change feels good and I average 37 MPG.
Inside the car is a little dull, grey plastic everywhere, though it is an improvement on previous Passats. Being the basic S model, you only get electric windows in the front - a real pain when rear passengers forget to close the rear windows. Do yourself a favour and get the SE and above spec models for electrics all round.
On the outside the car looks great, very smart and business like in a nice dark blue with alloy wheels. I like the look of the car.
Overall I'd recommend the Passat to anyone - however most are diesels and I have heard they tend to be unreliable as the miles rise. So I'd recommend anyone considering a used Passat to check out the petrol models; a looked after one should not give too much trouble.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th October, 2017