This is a car that is fun to drive. It
handles well (some understeer) and is
quite responsive. The ride could be a
bit more firm, but it is comfortable.
I have had no maintenance problems with
the car as of 30,000 miles on the
odometer - routine oil/filter changes
and recommended maintenance at
I have gotten as much as 55 mpg with
several long trips, and I routinely get
45+ mpg going to/from work (20 mile
commute). I can get 48-50 mpg if I lay
off the throttle, but that is just no
This is a great car, and I am
considering a Passat TDI for an
additional family vehicle. Go with the
TDI engine - good stuff!
TDI engine - lots of power despite the
90 hp tag.
Well designed and placed controls.
Get rid of the knob adjustment for
inclining/reclining the front seats.