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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 21st, 2011, 14:13   #1321
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I just returned from another VW dealership who was pretty certain that they were going to start receiving some next week.

I'm on the fence now - am contemplating a very slightly used (10,000km) 2010 Passat Wagon. In comparing the the new with the old, it looks the the B7 doesn't have any roof rack mounting points at all (in the door frame). That's a negative as I like to use a cargo box for skiis in the winter. The 2.0T is no TDI, but it's no slouch either.

Decisions, decisions...
Checking inventory of a St. Louis Dealer, I notice they have on the lot 3 TDI Passats & 1 Gasser. The TDI colors are Tung. Silver, NIght Blue, & Plat Grey. The Gasser is Black.
We ordered a TDI SEL in the color Opera Red. Not seeing one we're hoping we like the color. Ordered on 9/8 & told should be in approx mid October.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 17:30   #1322
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St. Louis

6- Bommarito Hazelwood
7- Bommarito St. Peters
14- Suntrup VW

It's about a 25% TDI / 75% gasser split, to be expected

Seems like they are rolling in now..might go test drive one again this week without the 18" wheels, etc.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:15   #1323
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Checking inventory of a St. Louis Dealer, I notice they have on the lot 3 TDI Passats & 1 Gasser. The TDI colors are Tung. Silver, NIght Blue, & Plat Grey. The Gasser is Black.
We ordered a TDI SEL in the color Opera Red. Not seeing one we're hoping we like the color. Ordered on 9/8 & told should be in approx mid October.
X2 - On the Passat TDI SEL with the Opera Red. It looks like an awesome color. I also liked the one gray that appeared mainly to be green in tone. Can't remember the name maybe the Platinum Grey?

Just ordered this week (9/17). They state 6 weeks. They will know better once the build is started on when it will arrive.

BTW I am keeping my 2005 (and the second one too) in the family until I see how I like or dislike the 2012.

I have learned not to give up a car you love until you find another love. That sounds like cheating in a relationship. Yikes!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:48   #1324
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Tungsten Silver is the lighter color, Reflex Silver being the lightest and Platinum Gray being the darker one. Not sure about the green hue thing, but you may have better eyes.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 13:59   #1325
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Platinum Grey doesn't look at all green to me, at least on the older cars I've seen it on. (It's a long-standing color in VW's lineup.)
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 14:44   #1326
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Color blindness?
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 15:13   #1327
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Nope, none here. Yes, I've been tested.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 16:35   #1328
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That was directed to the one who saw a gray car as greenish...
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 19:16   #1329
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It might be the parking lot lights at the dealer. Depending on the type of light, vehilce paints can look vastly different.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:58   #1330
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Always look at cars you want to buy in good daylight conditions...
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:07   #1331
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There is one on display at the Rockaway Mall here in NJ. Nice car especially with the TDI in it.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 14:09   #1332
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The opera red was almost to dark, it lacks brilliance, i saw one today. i think the graphite gray was the best looking IMO! Saw 5 different colors today!
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 14:23   #1333
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I assumed the opera red was going to be the same as the routan red. Oh well, I'll stick with my tornado red.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 17:16   #1334
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I like the new red. I wonder how well the paint will hold up since it's very thin, right?
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Old September 24th, 2011, 13:33   #1335
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That was directed to the one who saw a gray car as greenish...
You know I could call you a jerk for a rude comment but since you are one of the long time good guys, I will cut you slack in that you were just being funny.

I was stating the color based on the swatch and now I just saw it today in person. It is dark and to me it still appears to be black/green in tint. I did NOT say it was GREEN like a real green just compared to the other three trillion versions of Gray that VW has, it leaned that way to me.
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