2012 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: 2012 Passat TDI (DSG)

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2012 Passat TDI (DSG)
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


This is my 3rd TDI. I've owned a 2003 Jetta TDI (5 spd), 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI (DSG). Neither of the newer models could reach the 47MPG that the 2003 Jetta got. That said the 2010 was a great car (39 MPG), but I've been waiting for the Passat TDI for the size and comfort. Both of which are 5's in my book. I've had the Passat now for 2 weeks and about 1000 miles. Averaging 41.5 MPG with mostly commuting at 70-75 MPH. Very nice car with one exception. At higher speeds the car seems to wander slightly as if you were driving through gusty winds requiring small steering inputs. A bit annoying i might add.
I have a call into the dealer asking for help. I suspect it's the tires. we'll see...

Best Features

Excellent MPG, large interior, great torque giving one great passing ability.

Worst Features

I would like to have seen more of the european look. It's now more subdued like the honda and toyota. I realize that's what they were going for just would have liked to seen a little more flow in the lines.
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