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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:15   #961
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I had a dream last night that I was driving a Passat Wagon TDI around.
I wonder what that means?

To get the message across, maybe people should start going into the dealerships, ask to test drive a Passat WAGON TDI, and when they say there aren't any, but you can drive the JSW
or Passat sedan instead, simply say that's not what you're looking for and walk out.


Also, what this B/S that a person must opt for the top most expensive trim level to get a DSG?

I do not want a sunroof nor do I need or desire 18 inch wheels.
I was able to buy my '10 JSW with DSG and no S/R and factory stock 16 inch wheels,
so why do I have to spend 33 large to get a Passat TDI sedan with
many options I do not want and costs too much?

So this pricing structure is how VW 'thinks' they will sell 800K vehicles to Americans?
I think not! One wonders how long before someone wises up?



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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:25   #962
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Sunroof standard on TDIs? That is not good news since I am very tall and usually avoid the sunroof for extra headroom.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:48   #963
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Not standard. But if you want an automatic you have to get a sunroof. Good thing I don't like automatics or sunroofs.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:44   #964
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I checked the new Passat out yesterday, the dealer to me that the wagon was by no means out of the question. He said they were going to ramp up sedan production, then decide on the wagon around December, may be pure speculation, but he was not hesitant in anyway.....I will say it is a big car, I may put my wife in the JSW and trade the Q7, I take the passat tdi sel....
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:03   #965
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Not standard. But if you want an automatic you have to get a sunroof. Good thing I don't like automatics or sunroofs.
Accroding to the VW website, you can get a DSG without the sunroof. Runs $28665 (US). The 2 option packages are sunroof and nav or SEL.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:07   #966
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I now see that, too. So what's all this complaining about having to get a sunroof with DSG? Did VW change the configuration?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:15   #967
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Previously, the options were, IIRC:

Manual
DSG+sunroof+nav

Maybe a couple more options, but that was pretty much it.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:25   #968
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So this car has DSG and no sunroof?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:06   #969
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Here are the TDI trim levels, according to the Passat brochure:

SE: manual

SE with sunroof: DSG

SE with sunroof and nav: DSG, 18" wheels

SEL: DSG, 18" wheels

So, unless you're getting a manual, the sunroof is standard.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:07   #970
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Of course, one rule with VW... the website is not necessarily right.

If the website was to be believed, the base model 2006 Passat was a B5.5 TDI, and you could also get a B6 2.0T or 3.6.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:10   #971
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Not that I'd trust VW again, period. BUT, not being able to get either of the 2 colors
that I'd want (1. Lt Blue 2. Tungsten) with a Grey interior pretty much settles it for me.
No Black, and DEFINITELY NO Cornhole Beige... Too Bad - or not...
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:25   #972
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The analog clock is supposed to give it a "more luxurious air"

It's just a clock and there should be one in the mfd display and probably the radio display. How many do we need?
Yeah, I know. VW seems to be proud of the clock, but my friend and I both thought it was rather silly before we even saw the car in person. It's hardly something I'd base a purchasing decision on (not liking it), but -- as with the wood accents -- it just doesn't fit well with the rest of the interior. Anachronistic bits... An analog clock could look a lot more upscale than the one they implemented, too.

I wasn't too impressed, either, with the large amount of aluminum around the automatic shifter in the SE. It seemed excessive. In a Passat with the light grey interior (rather than black) it probably looks better. But, this is minor stuff, of course.

I think things could be more refined -- focused on integration/elegance and usability/intuitiveness -- and less on gadgetry. But, the only real issue, which I do think needs attention, is the noise from the climate system's fans (and lack of air flow to go with it).

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Not that I'd trust VW again, period. BUT, not being able to get either of the 2 colors
that I'd want (1. Lt Blue 2. Tungsten) with a Grey interior pretty much settles it for me.
No Black, and DEFINITELY NO Cornhole Beige... Too Bad - or not...
I would want a light blue one with the gray interior, too.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:27   #973
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So on the TDI with DSG you can order a package that's sunroof and navigation. However, it already has the sunroof. So it's really navigation only.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:31   #974
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So on the TDI with DSG you can order a package that's sunroof and navigation. However, it already has the sunroof. So it's really navigation only.
Navigation (RNS 315), 18" wheels, MDI with iPod cable, fog lights, chrome side moldings and bumper accents.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:37   #975
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I would want the $19,999 model with TDI and manual tranny. That other $10k worth of do dads I don't want.
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