2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Volkswagen

image2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

After almost 7,000 miles of driving the dusty roads of L.A., the Passat's TSI engine is clean enough to eat off.

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  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    Could it be that the car has only 7k miles on it?
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    "Not only was the dipstick clearly visible, and made of plastic" Actually that entire engine looks like it is made of plastic. I know just about all engines now have plastic intake manifolds but this one looks extra pasticky.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    The turbocharger isn't plastic.
  • diigiidiigii Member Posts: 156
    "Not only was the dipstick clearly visible, and made of plastic so I didn't burn my fingers,"

    No! The oil dipstick HANDLE is made of plastic. The part of the oil dipstick that goes inside that tube going into the engine is still made of metal.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    @diigii: It's possible the entire dipstick is plastic - many cars do this.
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