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    Possible claim if you sold your TDI before 2015

    Saw this. Could assist some people who may have sold their TDI before the 2015 initial recalls. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clean-diesel-consumers-left-previous-122400898.html
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    Chris Farnham (3193) passes away, 3/8/15

    Sad to hear. He was a legend.
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    Engine noise when cold.

    I had the same exact problem. After 6 weeks in the shop, while VW tried to figure out what it was, they finally fixed it. Didn't have confidence in the long term life of the vehicle, and I sold the car shortly after getting in back.
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    Anyone else have a NOX sensor go bad?

    Mine sent a code with @ 3k miles on the car, and never acted up after that. But I sold it @ 50k miles, so don't know what happened after that.
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    Mazda 6 vs Passat- my one week experience

    I travel a lot as well, and my experience has been most rentals are bottom tier trim versions, unless you pay higher fees for something extra. I have a friend who is 6'7", and he fits fine in his Mazdas. Two RX-7s, a MazdaSpeed 3, and an RX-8. It probably all depends on body proportions. IMO the...
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    Mazda 6 vs Passat- my one week experience

    The 2104 (first year) are noisier than the 2015. For 2015 they added more sound deadening material. (What I have). Very quiet at 70-90 considering the OEM Dunlops are mid pack for that trait. Skyactive is more than a new engine. It is a complete chassis redesign as well. It is taut, light, feels...
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    Mazda 6 vs Passat- my one week experience

    Seeing 38-40 mpg @ 65mph road trip today. RUG is really cheap as well. 25k miles on engine and well worn in now. Plenty of Zoom Zoom when you want it. Razor sharp handling. No complaints.
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    Sunroof explosion

    Had the rear window on my Audi 90 sport Q just go for no reason. Just parked.
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    Ridiculous pricing on 2014 Passat TDI SE

    Contact Chris, member 3193. He'll get you the best price with no BS. Fly and drive, shipping options, etc. He'll have the proper info.
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    $5 Noise fix for trunk resonance noise.

    I didn't pass out, and there are grille-like openings on the rear deck designed for air to exit from the cabin, and then exit out of the trunk area near the rear bumper along the floor board. Someone posted pictures a while back.
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    $5 Noise fix for trunk resonance noise.

    I am still surprised something that glaring made it past final approval on the assembly line. My $5 fix should not have been necessary IMO. Since I've been owning VW/Audi cars for years with fold down seats that had no gap, discovering it was like ***? My 'guess' is that the rear seat backs...
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    Interior noise muting

    FWIT, My 2013 had TDI had the air gap behind the rear seat. A 2014 gas 1.8T loaner Passat did not have that air gap, and as a result was much quieter inside the cabin. The 2014 also seemed to have less noise around the side mirrors than the 2013. Not sure why. There is also an 'acoustic'...
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    Interior noise muting

    The foam strip behind the rear seat is the thread that I started. Pics are included. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=360338 Tires make a big difference too. I've had good results with the Pirelli P7 Cinturato All Season Plus H. The car really could use an extra thick layer of weather...
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