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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old August 16th, 2011, 14:14   #1126
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One thing Lug_Nut and I noticed is that although the trunk is long, it's quite shallow and the opening is small. I don't think a room-sized air conditioner in a box would fit through the opening. I had the same problem with my Audi A4: the trunk was pretty spacious, but it was limited in what you could fit through the lid.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 15:15   #1127
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Shouldn't a 4x12 fit into a Golf just fine?

....to be totally fair, im not sure.



it might i suppose.... but my wife and I are planning on having a kid soon, so the space will be needed.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 15:23   #1128
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i'd take a diesel lupo in any color, including that one.

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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:38   #1129
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I want a Lupo, too.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:42   #1130
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I'd like a Lupo, too, AND a blue unicorn, but good luck finding a Lupo in the USA.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:59   #1131
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A Lupo hybrid (1.2 liter 3 cylinder TDI plus electric) would be a Prius killer. VW could probably make the car with regular steel instead of aluminum with that drivetrain.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:03   #1132
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Agreed. It would also probably take business from the Honda Fit and other similar-sized cars.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:08   #1133
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Let's not forget the Lupo is out of production.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:19   #1134
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Yes, for several years now. You can wake up from your dreams, a Lupo ain't gonna happen. The UP! concept may become a future Lupo, but you know how notoriously bad trying to crystal ball VWoA's intentions is...
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:22   #1135
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When the Lupo is 15 years old though, it will be legal to import one into Canada. Should be easy to find a clean, low-mileage European Lupo. Mind you I think I'd prefer the Polo, a little more right-sized for me.
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Yes, for several years now. You can wake up from your dreams, a Lupo ain't gonna happen. The UP! concept may become a future Lupo, but you know how notoriously bad trying to crystal ball VWoA's intentions is...
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:57   #1137
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Let's not forget the Lupo is out of production.
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I know. The days of attractive cars are over. Everything has to look mean and goofy.



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Old August 17th, 2011, 09:52   #1138
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What was the title of this thread again???
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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:19   #1139
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Well after 1138 posts a little thread drift is understandable
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What was the title of this thread again???
Passat vs. Lupo. Which would you rather buy?

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