Originally Posted by codprawn
Do NOT get a Passat with an electric handbrake unless it's an auto - you have been warned!!! Also the 1.9tdi is very sluggish - the 140bhp versions are much better.
Can't afford the £25k plus for a new passat. - so no problems with electric handbrakes.
About £7k for the few 1.9tdi 4motions i've seen advertised. All manual as far as I can tell with the 130hp engine.
Have driven an A4 1.9tdi 130 and it was anything but sluggish. Depends what you're used to I guess. As it will be replacing a Disco 300tdi and a 1.0l Peugeot 106, in comparison it will be like a sports car!
Tim, thanks for the info on the V70. Sounds like it could be worth investigating.