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At $57,990 the 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a true semi-prestige value-for-money hero among the 'bottom feeder' models from the big three German luxury car manufacturers.
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LIST PRICE From $57,990
CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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2014 Volkswagen Passat 118 TSI review

Note from the Editor: Generic CarAdvice image has been supplied for this review. Since 2006, VW has built a trendy Passat, at least in my opinion. The reviews in the UK were amazing and the Passat seemed to keep in front, when lined up next to its rivals. So, I had to have one! My first Passat was the 2006 TDI. It was a beauty...

2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review

After owning a 2009 TDI Golf and then the slightly larger 2013 TDI 2.0 Jetta I decided to upgrade yet again in April 2016 and purchased an ex-demo 132TSI Passat (2015 build) with a little over 400km on the clock. With just over 14,000km now travelled locally plus, three interstate trips, we're both absolutely thrilled with the comfort, quietness, feel and the economy...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132 TSI Review

When looking for an alternative to my FG XR6 turbo Falcon, I hadn't considered the new B8 Passat until I saw one in the flesh. Much better than the pictures indicate. However the small 1.8 turbo petrol was a concern but after a test drive I was sold. The performance was amazing (with the standard 7-speed DSG) and also helped by the fact that it was almost 400kg lighter than my beloved Falcon...

2014 Volkswagen Passat 118 TSI Review

I've owned my Passat for about 2 months now and overall I am very happy with it. Coming from a Commodore, The Passat feels like a step up, even though it's the entry level 118TSI Spec, It has an impressive standard equipment list, in fact the car feels anything but standard...

2009 Volkswagen Passat Review

One morning, you wake up, and realise you are one suction cup short of a "Baby on Board" sign. It hits you. Perspectives must shift. Unfortunately, when my wife fell pregnant, there was no magic switch that flicked off my innate love of fast, great handling, sports cars. This lead a colossal conundrum; what car to buy now! Is it Tarago-time? Enter Volkswagen's Passat R36 wagon...

2011 Volkswagen Passat 125 TDI Highline Review

I had this sedan for 3 years now. Build quality was very good with no sign of any rattles or squeaks initially, with time it started rattling and squeaking in the roof and dashboard areas. Dashboard insert was replaced during the short (3 Yr) Warranty period, but now I am stuck with more issues and being unable to pay for the fix...

2013 Volkswagen Passat 125 TDI Highline Review

I bought this demo car from one of the Vw dealers. Being demo, with very low mileage, this feels like an new car but ideal for long time. It looks sleek, super. It is my first diesel car. Powerful enough. The noise is bigger patrol one, but not as big as I anticipated. With full tank, it well supports city and suburban driving, for 900 KM plus...

2011 Volkswagen Passat V6 FSI Highline Review

As a new car, this one might not be the most cost effective. It costs around $55,000 and it might not be the best value for money car. Specially considering the "usually" more expensive dealer maintenance costs. However, wait a couple of years to buy it, and this car will come as a dark horse. It drops to 50% or its original value...

2013 Volkswagen Passat 118 TSI Review

Reliability has been outstanding with no breakdowns or difficulties starting. Servicing cost at VW disappointingly expensive. Although it is capped the cap increased by the first service. Other mechanics service companies charge far less than VW for a logbook service even when it is only an oil change with safety check...

2011 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT V6 FSI HIGHLINE Review

A great car to drive, so competent, exciting to drive and a true wolf in sheep's clothing. Drive it and you will be impressed. Plus it has all the room you could ever ask for, a bit of a tardis.

2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 125 TDI HIGHLINE Review

I had this sedan for an extended test last month. Build quality was very good with no sign of any rattles or squeaks. The 2 litre Blue motion technology TDI works very well and does save fuel in city, suburban style travelling. Over 25% of my time in Adelaide was spent stopped in traffic which amounted to about 28 minutes (stopped)...