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  1. Softrockrenegade

    what did you buy after the buy back

    Buyback was this past Wednesday and yesterday I signed all the paperwork on a 2017 golf soortwagen tsi 4motion. It was a dealer demo has 7000 miles on the clock and I paid 17.8k plus taxes tags etc.. pretty stoked !
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    How many miles on your passat ?

    Thanks man, coincidentally I was just looking at a leftover demo golf wagon 4 motion in the dealer with 5k miles on it for atound 18k .... A little less then my buyback amount ;)
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    How many miles on your passat ?

    Well folks, this will be my last post on this thread I started quite a few years ago since I will be turning in my Passat to VW tomorrow for the buyback. Final count 106k ! Did all my own maintenance over the years, no turbo failure no hpfp issues so I’m thankful. I love this car and hate to...
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    Considering Continental True Contact tire -- any experience?

    Go for the pure contacts if you decide on contis. Cost a little more but a great all season tire.
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    How many miles on your passat ?

    96k on my 2013. Miles will be reduced big time considering I now have a company vehicle for my 130 mile a day commute.
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    DRL replacement

    It's easier to pull off the grille and remove the entire headlight assembly.
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    Registration problems in CA

    I think you would need to provide proof of residency in Texas in order to register it in another state.
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    Managing a sooty tailpipe

    Yeah , you got a leaky dpf there. Here is the exhaust pipe on my 2013 Passat at 95k. Passes the finger test too.
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    2012 Passat TDI water temp question

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    fuel filter replacement

    I have done my 40 , 60 , and 80k fuel filter services using the FILL & PRAY method with no ill effects. Now at 94k. Never as much as a stumble or hesitation. Car always starts normally.
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    California resident smog check

    Not rediculous at all. All the readiness flags need to reset in order to pass. It took my car close to 500 miles before everything was reset last time I had a repair. You can test for readiness with any cheap OBD2 scanner before you waste your time going back for emissions testing.
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    Range Anxiety on Passat TDI :(

    You could always remove the lift pump under the rear passengers seat when the tank is close to empty and retrieve the plastic.
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    How important was "green/clean" when you bought your TDI CR?

    I just thought clean diesel ment it didn't spew black smoke and smell bad :D
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    Nope not all down hill. Some ups some down but no steep grades. Just my normal commute home from work on the garden state parkway. I have gotten many tanks over 50 hand calculated but keep in mind the Passat gets better fuel economy than your Jetta and mine is a 6 manual.
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    I know it's not completely accurate but I've managed full tanks over 50mpg when driving carefully (pen and paper) and gave no doubt that some carefully driven highway stints have resulted in close to 60 mpg. Remember car set a world record so my meger 50 something is nowhere near what this car...
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    Got a friendly reminder today why I will be keeping my 2013 Passat :D
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    Clean Diesel DPF Data Collection Thread

    "The worst defense is intelegence. The best offense is belligerence" - Robert Pollard :D