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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,130
edited September 2014 in Volkswagen

image2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

With its long range, spacious interior and reasonable price, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI looks like a winning sedan.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    "The six-speed automatic was available at no charge." Which doesn't actually tell me if you availed yourselves of that option. I can see from the pictures that you did, but it would have been nice if you had said something like "We also took the six-speed automatic, a no-charge option for this trim level."
  • emajoremajor Posts: 332
    "Of course, this is not our first time around the block with this powertrain" Yes, and that is why this test will not be all that interesting. You've been here before. Why don't you review a VW powertrain other than the TDI or 2.0 turbo? Like the controversial volume-selling 5-cylinder that you systematically avoid in your long-term fleet? We all know the TDI is a better powertrain, but the 5 cylinder sells, is cheaper, and is a more direct competitor in the heart of the family sedan market. Or the VR6 if you wanted something "different". Not another friggin' TDI review.
  • jpbranjpbran Posts: 36
    Best fuel economy is .1 LESS than your worst of 35.7. #proofread Also, the 140hp is only part of the TDI story; the 236 torque rating = V6 power + better-than-4cyl economy.
  • emajoremajor Posts: 332
    Umm, the comments are invisible unless you are posting one. I had to actually post this comment just to read the others. What is up with your website?
  • quadricyclequadricycle Posts: 827
    @emajor: I just insert "-commentspage" (no quotation marks) between "...road-test/introduction" and ".html". Still lousy website design though but at least I was able to read people's reactions before posting myself. Anyway a
  • openeyes1openeyes1 Posts: 22
    With Inside-Lines Edmund's had vibrant community, now it's really quite in here, too bad Edmund's felt it had to destroy what it had.
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