CleanMPG First Drive Review of the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by xcel, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    At least it comes with a spare.. and it was a crazy feature for a $20k car :)

    Did they have any of those strippers in the lot?
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    Hi Herm:

    Plenty of non-TDI's and even some $23K versions (not the S) but the TDI's were limited.

    Wayne
     
  3. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    That figures..
     
  4. Vooch

    Vooch Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    My 2007 Passat Wagon (2.0 gas engine ) has 98,000 miles and 62 months of ownership.

    Original tires (50 psi) - I'll replace soon
    orignial brakes


    My lifetime average MPG is just over 31 MPG - due to quite a bit if urban driving ( NYC ). I have achieved a number of tanks with average MPG between 38-41 MPG.

    2 unscheduled Repairs

    1) windshield that had a Rock fly into it.
    2) Electric parking brake replaced under warranty


    My experience with VWs reliability is very very good.
     
  5. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    Vooch, no crumbling plastic interior pieces?
     
  6. twoodcc

    twoodcc Well-Known Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    nice review! however, it is really hard to find a new Passat with the 6-speed manual
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    Hi All:

    I was informed this morning that we are first on the list for a 2013 VW Passat TDI equipped with the much desired 6-speed manual transmission preliminarily scheduled for a late September arrival. My fingers are crossed as this is one we’ll hopefully be able to go for a good long drive with ;)

    Wayne
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: CleanMPG Previews the All-New 2012 VW Passat TDI

    Hi All:

    Confirmation arrived at 05:15 AM this morning so indeed there really is a heaven ;)

    9/21-10/1 there will be a new Passat TDI with the 6-speed stick in the drive. I cannot wait until we find out what it is capable of and what VW may have possibly added for 2013 if it is a 2013?

    Wayne
     

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