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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 September 1st, 2014, 18:41   #886
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I have been pulling about 52 mpg on the highway. That is in the morning with no a/c running and 68mph. That drops to 49 or so in the afternoon, when I have the a/c on.

I get between 37 and 42 in town.....unless my wife wants to be lazy and wait in the car with the a/c running.

It is amazing how much fuel gets wasted when you idle for long periods!
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 09:46   #887
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It is amazing how much fuel gets wasted when you idle for long periods!
All fuel used while idling is wasted.
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Old September 4th, 2014, 04:31   #888
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Date 9/3/2014

Miles 837
Gallons 15.522
Price 3.519
Model Year 2014
Model Passat
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 53.92
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Old September 19th, 2014, 13:59   #889
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 20:08   #890
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So, if the TDI option raises the price only $1,000 (and it's usually over $2k more), that means your payment is going to be $16.67 more for the month. So that's 2x more for the payment than you are saving in the fuel costs.
One thing missing from this analysis is the resale value. I suspect some of that premium paid for diesel, maybe all of it, will be recovered on resale. Try to sell a gas-engined car with 200k miles on the clock. Might as well drive it to a junkyard; while resale on a diesel is not that unreasonable. I got $4500 IIRC for a B4 wagon with 216k...

But yeah, if my driving was short trips in the city, I'd have a gas hybrid, not a diesel.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 07:32   #891
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That wasn't a thorough analysis, but rather a simple comment after somebody said they only drive 200 miles a month. Seems highly unlikely they would ever get 200k on the odometer. At just 2,400 miles per year, it would take 83 years.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 18:32   #892
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Getting 36 mpg driving around town. 4000 miles on car. Get 50+ on highway. The 36 reflects my having fun with me new car, noting silly, just fast accelerations and giving the curves he'll. just setup fuelly and wife says shell do with the 06 pumpe duse too.


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Old October 18th, 2014, 09:32   #893
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Weather is starting to get cool so this will probably be my last "good" tank, Winterized fuel went on sale here on Wednesday.

884.1 miles/16.2 Gal= 54.6 MPG
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Old October 18th, 2014, 10:55   #894
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Hello: I have had the car for 6 months and find when my wife drives it in town I have not seen less than 39.8 MPG. When I drive it highway in stop on go traffic on I-5 Seattle around 60 miles a day I get 43 to 44.8. I have yet to take the car on any long distance highway trips.
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