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Which to buy - VW Passat or Ford Mondeo?

Which to buy, 09 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi or Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Kevin Reilly (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:04


Hiya Kevin,

Well it depends on what you covet most about your car. If you want something that is decent fun to drive on a back road as well as one that is comfortable then the Mondeo is still the better buy in that regard. The Passat feels more upmarket though and more like an executive car.

I would say it is probably more comfortable on a long journey than the Mondeo, so if you do a heap of miles and spend a lot of time in your car you might favour the Passat. Since they are both 2009 models you are talking about, me personally, I'd have the Passat, although you need to check it carefully. That electronic handbrake was a real problem area in some cars so make sure it all checks out. 

I hope this helps! 

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