Our team of second-hand car experts have deliberated over more than 750 secondhand cars, reducing that number down to just 50 of the very best used motors on the market today. Here we announce the ultimate guide to cars that buyers simply cannot miss in the 2019 DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50. The Volkswagen Passat (2011 to 2015) is in position 29.
“By the time the seventh generation Passat was available, it was a very mature piece of kit, with a polished personality and ultra-conservative styling. With a cavernous boot, the estate is loads more practical and arguably better looking too, so it’s no surprise that they also tend to hold their value a bit better, too. Both the 1.6- and 2.0-litre TDI engines perform well enough, but the latter’s extra performance makes motorway driving and towing a caravan a whole lot more pleasurable.”