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How reliable is the 170hp Volkswagen Passat TDI?

Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI 170hp Highline: how reliable is this car please?


Matt Crowe (Athlone Ireland)

Jun 2015 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Matt,

Check the steering and suspension for any sagging or any nasty knocking noises, and make sure that the car has been back in to have an engine ECU upgrade - that should have been carried out as part of a recall. Other than that, the engine needs regular checks for oil level and regular oil changes too. If that hasn't been done, the car has been neglected and you should leave it.

Make sure it comes with a full service history.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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