Originally Posted by Carl
sounds like you hired an old model because the later passat from 2005 is 2.0l and 138hp,but saying that even the older model has a 1.9l 130hp and 150hp 2.5l diesel engine,sounds like you got a really budget rent and wreck
Nope - 07 plate with the old 1.9tdi engine which used to be 110 bhp - now it's 105 with all the extra emissions crap. My old Rover 400 diesel was 105bhp and being a lighter car is far quicker.
Don't get me wrong it's a nice car but to put an agricultural old engine like this in it is a joke. They also have a 140 and a 170 model - that would be far better.
The Mondeo I had was a 140hp and was stupidly quick but being a base model it had skiiny tyrs and no alloys - too much power for the car. The tdci drives like a petrol engine so I did - the result was 26mpg. The Passat is giving me 44mpg because it just doesn't like being driven like that.