Its been in the low 90s here with lots of sun (man I need to get some tinting) and the front A/C vents cool the rear just fine. I don't get the complaining...The 2012 already has rear vents. They're under the seat next to the console. They work automatically for heat and work for A/C buy pushing the up and down vent buttons together. The only way the old style vents got heat to the rear was to use the upper dash vents. I think this is a smarter way. This way you can have better A/C in the front with only two passengers or front and back when needed.
While there's no 1.9% financing through Volkswagen for 2013s, most (if not all) dealers work with a number of banks to provide financing options. I had prearranged 1.99% financing through my Credit Union, and when I was getting ready to do my paperwork, the sales manager said that he could probably match that through one of the banks he deals with, and could possibly get something as low as 1.79%. I politely declined, since the convenience of doing everything through the CU was worth more to me than the $2/mo I'd potentially save.The only bad thing was that you cannot get the low 1.9% financing on the 2013 models. Only the 2012's qualify for that, and we all know that there are no 2012 Passat TDI's on the dealer lots!