2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: 10,000-Mile Update
November 11, 2013
Since May, we've driven our long-term 2013 VW Passat TDI 10,000 very satisfying miles. In that time we've averaged 36.8 miles per gallon of fuel and have yet to experience any unreliability or mechanical issues. In fact, the Passat is only now due for its very first scheduled oil change and maintenance, which we will take care of shortly.
We have spent some money, however, although due to no fault of the car. We bought a tire ($234.73) after an unfortunate nail incident and we had the front suspension realigned ($135) back at the 7,353-mile mark. We're not sure, but the bum alignment was probably caused by running over debris in the road.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 10,005 miles