Has anyone noticed there are not many Passats on dealer lots?

rotts4u

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With the offer of the $1000 and $2000 trade in etc it got me thinking about trading my 2013 with almost 80K miles. I have been looking for a few months and just a while back VW was offering $4500 dealer cash and it was easy to get $6000 or more total discounts on 2015 TDIs.

Now that people will soon be getting the incentives to trade I started looking to see what gas cars were in stock and what they were. I was a little surprised to see very few Passats in my area, Chattanooga. So I looked online in Atlanta and even at a huge dealer there they only show 4 Passats in stock and they are all 2015s even though there are incentives on 2016 models.

If VW isn't selling many cars where did all the Passats go?
 

wrc777

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Sep 24, 2015
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Indiana
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2014 Jetta TSI
People were buying 2015 Limited Editions for $17500 last month. I don't think 2016s have shipped yet. It could be a bunch of the 2015s have the cam issue too so they may not be showing in inventory.
 

rabbitjetta

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Mar 3, 2015
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Fort Wayne,IN
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MK6 Jetta SE with DSG Convienence and Fogs.
I just traded my 13 in for my 11 TDI and I actually find that my dealer lot is packed full of Jettas and Passats but hardly anything else.
 

rotts4u

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California
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I don't spend much time walking around dealer lots.

I have not spent any time walking around on lots, I just looked on the inter webs to help me decide what I am going to do with my $2000 from the two TDI cars I have. The Audi TDI only has 37K so I am not gonna sell or trade it but the Passat has almost 80K so for the right deal I may use my goodwill money at the dealer. If not Ill just keep them both and enjoy the 43+ mpg and keep the passat
 

compu_85

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Sep 29, 2003
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Springfield VA
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... None :S
Right now the only new Passats you can by are the VR6s. And they don't make many (perhaps 5% of all NMSs are VR6s).

-J
 

kltk1

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NJ
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2005.5 Jetta
Just for the fun of it, I looked around Autotrader and saw several new TDI Passat's for sale. I was under the impression VW had a hold on new sales of the TDI's. Was that only on 2016 models?
 

kltk1

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Did you purchase your car before, or after, the problem was reported to the public?
 

AndyA

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Nov 12, 2015
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Portland Oregon USA
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2015 Passat SE TDI
I was in the dealership the other day asking about the $2K towards a trade in deal. For ****s and giggles i asked for a quote to trade in my car for another VW. Now i paid almost $30K 16 months ago and have under 9,000 mi on it. He came back with a quote of $17,000. Thats a loss of value of almost 44%. I had to leave so as to not just blow up on him!

I have no intention of trading in my car at this point. I love my car and how it performs. I think the owner vs VW issue will be in a loss-of-value suit. Only thing i would fix on my car would be to try and insulate out some of the road noise.
 

compu_85

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Sep 29, 2003
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Springfield VA
TDI
... None :S
Well I was wrong... our local dealer has 2016 Passats with 1.8ts for sale. S and SE cars. The SEs have the driver assistance package.

-J
 
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