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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 21st, 2012, 20:42   #1
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Finally! 4 months but I got the new car today.

Here are some basic pics.









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Old January 22nd, 2012, 04:54   #2
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Congrats, really looks nice!worth the wait.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 05:02   #3
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Way to go, Tom. It looks great.
Enjoy your new ride.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 06:48   #4
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Real Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 07:43   #5
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I want one
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 09:49   #6
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Ordered my car on 11/4. The exact same car. Man the wait is killing me. Thans for the photos.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 10:19   #7
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I like that color combo, almost got one just like it.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:26   #8
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Looks slick. Nice color combo
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 13:51   #9
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Thanks! Yep, the wait is the killer.

My dealer said two others ordered at the same time are held up now.

They just cannot keep with the parts needed. They exceeded all predictions.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 17:27   #10
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looking good!!!
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 14:08   #11
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Looks great! Like mine - except the interior (mine's cornsilk)!
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 14:21   #12
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Looks great! Like mine - except the interior (mine's cornsilk)!
I got the better interior color for the Rainy PNW.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 14:03   #13
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Congratulations.
Now, while you're in exploration mode, enquiring minds of not-yet-owners want to know:
-how adjustable are the front headrests, especially tilt/front-to-back? (And, in order to be able to check for comfort by trying it out in the presence of clueless salesfolk: how do you adjust them?)
-What is visible in the vicinity of the outer tail lights' blanked white section? Socket hole, knock-out blank, stub wire, unused connector pin, unused harness connector pin, anything?

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Old January 24th, 2012, 18:09   #14
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Congratulations.
Now, while you're in exploration mode, enquiring minds of not-yet-owners want to know:
-how adjustable are the front headrests, especially tilt/front-to-back? (And, in order to be able to check for comfort by trying it out in the presence of clueless salesfolk: how do you adjust them?)
-What is visible in the vicinity of the outer tail lights' blanked white section? Socket hole, knock-out blank, stub wire, unused connector pin, unused harness connector pin, anything?

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Head rests are NOT adjustable like the 05's. Only up and down.

Can't really see anything in the white part of the taillight. It is long and narrow and you can see the curved reflector inside with the bulbs but nothing else. No wires no empty sockets.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 10:25   #15
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Head rests are NOT adjustable like the 05's. Only up and down.
That's terrible. So if you're too short for the too-forward portion to fit against your neck, all you can do is set it way high to get it out of your way.
Though this is apparently in response to a new law requring a certain amount of forwardness (not publicised much, as you can find in car forums all over where people think it's just their fav. manufacturer having suddenly gone nuts a few years ago), I noticed a Fiat 500 in a parking lot recently which had the headrests at a far less intrusive angle. So it is possible under the new law - unless Chrysler forgot to Americanize that detail, and will be forced to have a recall to eliminate comfortable seating.

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Can't really see anything in the white part of the taillight. It is long and narrow and you can see the curved reflector inside with the bulbs but nothing else. No wires no empty sockets.
As far as wires and connectors go, I was rather thinking of the area behind the light, where the dealer will be less than happy for me to dig. Could you have a look?
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