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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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2010 Volkswagen Passat R36 review

Dear wife, I have bought a family car. As we discussed, it is a sensible and mature car. The VW Passat luxury wagon has an auto box that makes it easy to drive, and it has memory seats with heating, and has active lamps. And I got it for the budget of $25k, as requested... Thats how the conversation goes, people...

2018 Volkswagen Passat 132 TSI review

I am writing a review on my most recent purchase; a 2018 VW Passat 132TSI Wagon in Grey. As I drive over 60000kms a year, I needed to purchase a car that was efficient to drive, safe and affordable, while still being practical for a young family carrying prams and all the associated jazz you get with kids. Coming from a Toyota Prado I didn't want to downsize to a small car...

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 140 TDI review

With a little one on the way, we were looking for a replacement for our 2011 Audi A4. My job is corporate but I like to renovate in my spare time, so needed something attractive but capable, for lugging timber, concrete et cetera. One of the main gripes I had with the A4 was the increasing lack of visibility on the road, due to the ever growing number of SUVs...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line review

As any car guy probably knows, each year seems to see a thinning of our numbers. How often do you hear car talk around the water cooler at work? I certainly don't, but have always been keen to encourage it, yet these days it falls on deaf ears. I am lucky to have a few friends who don't see their family conveyance as an appliance on wheels...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI wagon review

Bought new in 2016, the Passat wagon replaced a string of Subarus: Foresters and WRXs. A demonstration drive immediately impressed with the Passat's very quiet and smooth ride, surprisingly lively performance, effective handling, spacious cabin and capacious boot. At the time, the discounted drive away price included 3 years' free service, making the car a very attractive proposition...

2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review

Well, after almost three years of trouble-free ownership, our Passat 132TSI is everything we expected and more. No issues with ride, handling or performance, but just a reliable, economical, all-round great drive – particularly on the country roads, trips away, and three or four interstate holidays to visit family...

2018 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline review

  Having already owned each of the other German makes with run-flat tyres, it was time for a change. In my opinion, run-flat tyres are unsuitable, both for Australia's poor suburban roads, and our long distances. I originally went to have a look at the new VW Arteon, but ended up saving quite a bit of cash for the Passat instead, as they are very similar inside...

2016 Volkswagen Passat 140TDI Highline review

I had a 2008 Highline (wagon) and loved the way it drove, how it could fit both my Swiss Shepherds in and a pram. I loved it so much I bought a 2016 ex-demo for $38K, whereas brand-new it is around $50K for the Highline. I wanted the Highline because I drive an old dirty work van during the week, and it’s great to step into a luxury car without it being a Rolls...

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...

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