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20-02-2012, 17:46   #1
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VM Passat to Volvo S40

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Im looking to change my car. Im driving a 07 VW Passat Comfortline with 150,000 KM on the clock. Im considering changing to a Volvo S40 - something similar to the below, but am looking for peoples opinions.

http://www.kennygalway.ie/car-search...28from%29=2008
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20-02-2012, 21:50   #2
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Had one for around 2 years. Well finished and very well equipped car but it is alot smaller than a Passat and the 1.6d while frugal is not the most lively. If you do any sort of motorway driving then the 2.0d will be alot better.

Electrics can be iffy on them and the most common failure is the ABS/traction control model. The other issue with the 1.6d is that the DPF can give grief if the car has been used around town. I had to replace mine at 80k miles. Also Volvo dealers are expensive and while the S40 shares alot with the Ford Focus there are some parts not common to both which can be expensive.
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Had one for around 2 years. Well finished and very well equipped car but it is alot smaller than a Passat and the 1.6d while frugal is not the most lively. If you do any sort of motorway driving then the 2.0d will be alot better.

Electrics can be iffy on them and the most common failure is the ABS/traction control model. The other issue with the 1.6d is that the DPF can give grief if the car has been used around town. I had to replace mine at 80k miles. Also Volvo dealers are expensive and while the S40 shares alot with the Ford Focus there are some parts not common to both which can be expensive.
Definitely something to take on board. Just looking to change my passat for a newer model car. Want to move to a 2008 car and thought the Volvo looked very well
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S60 is better IMHO. I had one for two years and LOVED it. Very comfy, lots of bells and whistles. Good car!
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The MkI S60 is a really old design now and ended production around 2006. The current S80 would be more similar in size to the Passat. You can pick up a 2008 model of those within your budget.

Alot of car for the money:
http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index...13275143024050

or this high spec D5:
http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index...01207206951253
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If I could figure out how much my own was worth Id have a better idea of budget. Carzone seems to have extremes
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The MkI S60 is a really old design now and ended production around 2006. The current S80 would be more similar in size to the Passat. You can pick up a 2008 model of those within your budget.

Alot of car for the money:
http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index...13275143024050

or this high spec D5:
http://www.driving.ie/usedcars/index...01207206951253
Thats a seriously cheap car Bazz. The first one is gone but the se lux is the top spec..
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Anyone in the business have a rough ball park on what the following is worth
07 vw passat comfort line
150000 km
Nct January 2014
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What engine is it?
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What engine is it?
Hi Bazz, sorry its a 1.9 tdi
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How does a 2007 have an NCT till 2014?
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How does a 2007 have an NCT till 2014?
Sorry, that was my wifes car thats till 2014.
Passat NCT is until April 2013.
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I'd say it would sell for around €8k privately, maybe a little more.
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Crap, was hoping for more than that! Looks like I'll be holding onto the passat
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There are a few on carzone with similar mileage for sale from garages asking just under €9k and they come with a warranty. Not what you want to hear but that is a ball park figure for a 5 year old Passat diesel.

That Volvo being from a main dealer ain't cheap either. Did you get a cost to change price from them? That is more important than the trade-in allowance figure they give you for your car.
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