For a 1.8l enigne, this car packs a lot of muscle. I didn't find it lacking when I had to overtake. The Passat handles very well too, steering is accurate and suspension gives a very comfortbale ride.
The interior design is great. Very well done with soft touch plastics. Unfortunately the car is only beautiful on the inside. The exterior looks a little boring. Unlike BMW and Mercs, the passat dosen't have much to make it stand out.
1.8l engine is powerful