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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, 04:17   #1111
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Too bad about the green: I don't think VW has ever had a really good green, although the '96 Passat green was close. I don't know why they don't have more color variety. And why do they bother to have different shades of blue for the Sportwagen, Jetta, Golf, and Tiguan? I saw a Graphite Blue Sportwagen at a GTG recently and thought it was beautiful. Now that color blue is only available in the Golf.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:34   #1112
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The green they had on the Lupo was great.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:52   #1113
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Indeed, I'm happy to confirm that I'm wrong. I've spent some time perusing Servicebox (their online parts lookup) and yes, Eolys is currently in use- yet another variant of it tho, Eolys Powerflex.
Ditto. Thank you, Dobro for the enlightenment.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:55   #1114
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I'd take a diesel lupo in any color, including that one.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:59   #1115
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I'd take a diesel lupo in any color, including that one.
How about one of these?
http://bit.ly/n7O4E8
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Old August 16th, 2011, 07:56   #1116
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This is the second one of those I've seen. Where did they come from?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:13   #1117
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Must have been for testing purposes. I can't imagine it belonged to someone in the Foreign Office stationed overseas, it would be easier to sell it over there. Pity it is "for export only", otherwise I'd bid!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:50   #1118
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There's always one of the Greenland Polos - five 99 Polo Variant SDIs, owned by a contractor on Thule Air Base, and they got shipped with a bunch of junk to the US for resale, and the way they came in, they were legally in the US.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:11   #1119
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Im planning on putting my deposit down this week for a Passat TDI in red.....and they are saying January for the delivery date....



first VW
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first new car....
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good luck! it'll be real intesting at how these new passats hold up and i hope they do, as i'd love to have one as well
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Old August 16th, 2011, 12:19   #1121
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good luck! it'll be real intesting at how these new passats hold up and i hope they do, as i'd love to have one as well
the wife and I have had the Jetta squarely in our sights for quite some time and were just about to pull the trigger when the Passat showed up at the dealership....

after the test drive, it was solidified. I like the Jetta, but I think the Passat is a MUCH nicer car for the money
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Old August 16th, 2011, 13:09   #1122
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the wife and I have had the Jetta squarely in our sights for quite some time and were just about to pull the trigger when the Passat showed up at the dealership....

after the test drive, it was solidified. I like the Jetta, but I think the Passat is a MUCH nicer car for the money
And the Golf is even nicer
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Drove my M-B for the first time after having the Passat here last weekend. The Mercedes is slower, but not as much slower as I would have expected. The much stiffer accelerator (a M-B characteristic) makes it difficult to compare, and the Passat accelerator has relatively short travel, so you're giving it more pedal than you realize.

The Mercedes has significantly less wind and road noise. Some of that may be the Michelins on the M-B, but there is certainly less noise around the mirrors. But the M-B has more engine noise, for sure, and is turning 3000 RPM at 75 to boot.

I still think the Passat is nice, but I was surprised that the 18 year-old 300D didn't feel like an antique by comparison.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 14:05   #1124
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And the Golf is even nicer
I dont really like the look of it, to be honest.



Its also too small - any car I drive has be able to fit one of these in the back -

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Old August 16th, 2011, 14:08   #1125
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Shouldn't a 4x12 fit into a Golf just fine?
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