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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 January 10th, 2015, 19:34   #1
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Default Just bought a 2015 Passat TDI SEL

I've been debating for months. We had a 2013 Passat 2.5L Wolfsburg with 40,500 miles. I finally decided to pull the trigger and got the deal I was looking for on the trade and the new one. I used truecar and some other sites to get the best possible price.

It's blue with tan interior. Absolutely next level car compared to the gasser I just traded. It drives, handles and feels different. I look forward to many miles on this one.


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Old January 11th, 2015, 09:24   #2
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Congrats! Did you take the accessories off of the 2013 to put in the 2015?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 11:39   #3
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I took a few of the basic things - but overall left most everything intact. The 2013 2.5 was a GREAT car - with absolutely 0 issues. I'm hoping we have as much success with the TDI. I hope to keep it for quite a few more miles than the 2.5. I just wanted to get the features of the SEL - and am glad we upgraded. This is our primary family / runner car. My wife is the primary driver.

She was concerned about diesel - but I took someone's advise and took her for a test drive. She absolutely loves the car and became convinced that diesel was the way to go.

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Old January 11th, 2015, 12:16   #4
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My wife drives ours and I drive a Tiguan. She averages 45 mpg driving back and forth on the interstate at about 75mph. Our JSW TDI averaged about 38 mpg.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 12:48   #5
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Very cool. On the drive home from the dealer - we got 41mpg about 30% city driving on a 45 mile trip. Pretty amazing. Car had 14 miles when we left the dealer.


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Old January 11th, 2015, 13:02   #6
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if she will pump her own fuel (time to quit calling it gas. these cars really hate any regular unleaded being added, and I mean hate $$$)

get her a pack of disposable gloves. since diesel does not evaporate like gasoline does, it tends to stick around the pump handle. (and from there can get on hands and everywhere else) I just reuse bags the morning paper comes in.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 13:07   #7
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I've never had issues with diesel on my hands. I turn the nozzle 180 when I pull it out so the fuel doesn't run down the handle or drip on the car.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 18:38   #8
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Old January 11th, 2015, 18:40   #9
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Old January 11th, 2015, 19:07   #10
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Nice! Did the navigation come with the newest maps loaded on it?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 19:17   #11
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As far as I know, but I don't know how to check


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Old January 11th, 2015, 19:29   #12
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Press and hold setup until you see version info appear. Select version info and you'll see the part number and SW listed. Scroll down to maps. You'll see a four digit number there like 8112.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 21:22   #13
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that looks so much more classy than my black interior
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Old January 12th, 2015, 00:55   #14
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Me too. Exact same car. Traded in my wife's 05 E Class Benz CDI. She really likes the TDI. I put a beautiful set of aftermarket wheels with Dunlop Snow tires on for the winter. Still rides beautifully. I am impressed with the car and just love the sound of the diesel when it starts.

Whoops. I did it again. Bought a SEL Premium TDI for myself. Wolfsburg rules.

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She was concerned about diesel - but I took someone's advise and took her for a test drive. She absolutely loves the car and became convinced that diesel was the way to go.


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