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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Passat Estate (97-01) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £16,260 - £26,635
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £295
Insurance group 17 - 34 How much is it to insure?


Classy; roomy; well built; well equipped


Beware overpriced cars, especially estates

Volkswagen Passat Estate rivals

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The Passat Mk 4 was the embodiment of Volkswagen values when launched in 1997: better built than rivals, ultra-reliable and engaging to drive. That wasn’t all – it was generously equipped, had fine engines and subtle styling that stood head and shoulders above Mondeo, Vectra and the stodgy old Passat Mk 3.

Volkswagen Passat Estate rivals

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