The Stunning VW Passat

October 1, 2012 at 11:25

There is something unmistakably special about the Volkswagen Passat sedan. It is big, spacious, comfortable and good to drive. This family car is one of the best cars in its class and scores highly in just about every area. It is a lovely blend of normal family car with financially out of reach luxury brand cars. The stylish and classy designs in and out give an impression of quiet competence- along with the supple ride, easy and efficient handling trademark of a Passat.

Volkswagen Passat Sedan front side

Volkswagen Passat Sedan front side view


A dual zone climate control, heated seats, cruise control, accident avoidance systems, optical parking system, excellent DSG transmissions and traction control gives the car a prestigious appeal. The powerful engines make driving the Passat a great pleasure.

new VW Passat photo

new VW Passat photo

The car comes with three turbocharged petrol engines – a 120bhp 1.4 TSI, a 158bhp 1.8 TSI and a 207bhp 2.0 TSI. The entry level diesel version is an impressive 1.6 TDI, which has only 104bhp. The diesel engines are smooth and quiet just like the four cylinder petrol units. Some wind noise is noticeable though road noise is well contained. If you are looking for laminated side windows, you have to pay up a bit more.

The completely redesigned VW Passat of 2012 is larger and less expensive than the cars it replaces. It has a made in America label but boasts some qualities to the likes of German cars. The 2.5 liter cylinder produces 170 horsepower. The strong brakes, the suspension tuning, and precise steering feel makes it a pleasure to drive this car.

2011 Volkswagen Passat

2011 Volkswagen Passat image

The new exterior lines are a little boxy because of the more upright headlight design and high waistline. The car is surprisingly spacious – with enough head room and shoulder room. A four door sedan or a 5 door wagon is available in select countries. Everyone can drive this car comfortably –thanks to an extensive range of seat and wheel adjustments however you might miss a bit more side support for the front seats. The electronic parking brake and starter system are added too. Air conditioning, alloy wheels, USB port, electric windows, automatic headlights and wipers, sat-nav, sports front seats, and lowered suspension make it worth every penny.

The VW Passat is pricier than its rivals but you will get great rates if you know where to look for them. The resale value is above average in case you are wondering. When you own a Volkswagen, you don’t have to think twice about the quality- it totally lives up to it. The look is appealing and everything operates with precise action. However some hard plastics on the lower dash are a bit of a disappointment. The full set of electronic systems in every model helps you avoid a crash. There are front, side and curtain airbags but no driver’s knee airbag. Keyless entry and starting is an optional feature. A panic alarm and an ignition disabler also make it more secure a car.

If the VW Passat has caught your attention from what you have learnt from the above car review, you are going to love it more when you are actually whooshing past in this very striking, head turning, and distinctive vehicle. If you want to own one now – get in touch with www.privatefleet.com.au – Australia’s leading car buying service.

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