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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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It seems like the vast majority of dealers around me want MSRP since the cars are sparse. I was able to get a slight discount ($1000) on the last day of the month with the dealer trying to make their numbers. I'm guessing they made back some of the discount on the other end with my trade-in.
по русски здесь кто-нить говорит.?
I purchased my Passat TDI with every available option and in Canada the mirror down, auto sensing wipers, memory seats and memory mirrors options are not available.
canadian passat tdi fully loaded price?

What have folks been paying for the Highline optioned (what it's called up here) passat tdi in Toronto?
Buying guide updated for 2014 models. VW Car-Net is the big one. It's basically like Onstar. All TDI get backup cameras.

Also, there are rumors that the NMS Passat will be facelifted for 2015/2016. This may include HID headlights.

The EA888 next generation engine will also be used across the TDI 4 cylinder line, don't know when the Passat will get it exactly.
As the Installation Guide in the How-To and Guides section is being locked to preserve it as a standalone article, the discussion of the guide can proceed here.

So any questions or corrections of the guide, please post them here
Also please post if you have managed to do it all successfully
Why do the DIY articles not open? I needed to review a couple things.
Just purchased a 13 passat. I gave a 12 back in the buyback. I checked the system to see if my car was available. It was sold in California and totaled. Sad.
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