2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Volkswagen

image2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds conducts a Long-Term Test of the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI and assesses its diesel engine.

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  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    Try not stamping so hard. News flash: accelerators do have settings between released and matted.
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    TCS might also be self preservation for joints and axles. Diesel engines are great for relaxed cruising (which makes it great for the Passat), but otherwise they're soulless engines for anyone used to high revving screamers. Especially with turbocharged petrol engines offering the best of both worlds and tightening emissions standards, I think they're going to continue remaining a niche.
  • noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    you guys are going to go through tires pretty quickly, I imagine!
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @duck87: Diesels are only rare in American passenger cars, which you knew, but its easy to forget how big the diesel engine actually is outside of that segment. As for the timeless horsepower up high versus torque down low argument it really just comes do
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