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I have had a golf gte for around 18 months now and love it but I need more space. Has anyone here made the jump from golf GTE to Passat GTE?

Any standout positives to the move (apart from space) and any negative experiences please!
 

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I only had the golf gte while the dealer got my Passat gte ready (they were running late) It was only a few nights but in that time we drove to Paris (W/dealers consent!) so have an idea of what it's like. I can't remember for sure But I think the golf loses the under boot storage so no Place to put cables, if so the Passat Has an advantage as it has a (smaller than ICE variant) place to store things a under the boot floor. I managed to fit the EVSE/Type 2 cables, puncture repair kit & even some extension leads & my euro plug (Schuko) adapters..(W/ a bit of space spare..!)
it has a better spec as standard like heated seats. (& cold package in general)
I also had the advance so it has even more 'toys' like the virtual cockpit & overhead camera (both quite useful imo)
The other thing It has is a bigger battery (8kWh usable in my 66 reg estate) most people think it makes no difference to range as Passat is bigger/heavier (& mine was on 18" alloys & I think The golf gte has 17s?) but I could get over 30 miles in summer & just under That in winter.. (must people seem to Get around 20-25 in the golf from reading posts on here but there are a lot of factors - I would preheat while plugged in at home which helps)
I'm sure there are more differences but others will hopefully give their experiences.
 

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The interior quality in the Passat is that bit higher - to me personally I think it's quite a significant improvement over the Golf.

The thing that amazes me about this generation Passat is that it's a really large practical car on the inside, but so manoeuvrable and with such good visibility, that it feels as easy as driving a Golf - the MQB platform really has worked its magic. Where the 5 series and A4 do feel big and a little bit intimidating when you drive them, the Passat feels really easy. Manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking is a breeze for a car with such a spacious practical interior.

I'd say there are no downsides - go for it!
 

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I really wanted the Skoda equivalent but the cost was so much more due to the superb being a newer release. The 18 plate Passat I got serves the same purpose as the Skoda would have. I think the superb is bigger internally but the Passat is a step up size and quality wise compared to my Octavia.

I'm sorry this doesn't really help as a comparison from the golf but the Octavia is the same platform so somewhat relevant.
 

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I have had a golf gte for around 18 months now and love it but I need more space. Has anyone here made the jump from golf GTE to Passat GTE?

Any standout positives to the move (apart from space) and any negative experiences please!
I had the Golf GTE for 4 years and exactly the same as you, just needed more space for the family. The jump has been largely positive but I do really miss the handling of the Golf. I initially thought that may be the stock tyres were awful but I guess the longer wheelbase and additional weight take their toll. Now I've accepted it's not a hot hatch I am really enjoying it - still fells plenty nippy off the line, it's just that I have to break much earlier before I enter a corner :)
 
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