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2012 VW Passat TDI forum buying guide and review article is up

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In addition to the world exclusive first post anywhere about the new VW Passat: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/...nms-will-still-2012-vw-passat-tdi-specs-5138/ , I've put some more introductory information on the new 2012 VW Passat TDI into a new buying guide. You can view the article here: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b7/2012-vw-passat-tdi-forum-buying-guide.htm

At this point there's not too much on the features but as more news is released, the article will be fleshed out. I did put a comparison to one of the Passat's target cars, the Camry....but since the guide is for TDI, the comparison is to the Camry hybrid. The TDI blows the hybrid out of the water for highway mpg. VW hasn't released city mpg rating for the Passat TDI but I suspect it will be close.

Some things we do know about the car are features like the fender-panasonic audio system, homelink, and that it uses Adblue. You must still use 507.00 engine oil.

Some things we don't know as of this writing are: will there be a VW Passat TDI station wagon for 2012? Or maybe 2013? As more information comes out the article will be edited.
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No TDI's in stock

I went to my VW dealer on Sunday looking to drive a TDI Passat. The dealer did not have any and suggested I Purchase one that was scheduled to come in next week, sight unseen. I drove a 2.5 and a TDI Golf. Says that with the model year running out there may be several months before the 13's come in. None of the cars scheduled to come in were the SEL. They did not seem to want me to lean towards a Loaded model. Funny, as dealers try to get as much $$$ out of you as possible.

What to do? Does anyone get a discount off of the MSRP? Should I bring my own lube next time I go to the dealer?


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