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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Passat Saloon (00-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £13,830 - £31,345
Used price £360 - £2,375
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £210 - £340
Insurance group 17 - 36 How much is it to insure?


TDI engines offer performance and economy, well built, reliable


Bland styling, noisy diesels, not thrilling to drive

Volkswagen Passat Saloon rivals

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Latest Passat models build on their reputation for high standards of quality, and still rank among the best choices in this class. Revised rather than completely re-designed, to keep it ahead of rivals such as Mondeo. Changes to the bodywork include new lights both front and rear, a larger corporate grille and flashings of chrome, while there is the choice of excellent petrol and diesel units.

This includes the satisfyingly swift TDI PD 130.

Volkswagen Passat Saloon rivals

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