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    1. The buyback amounts tend to be very good. The car...

      The buyback amounts tend to be very good. The car is effectively depreciation-proof until it is turned in, which is why (as I related in a previous post) we are turning our Passat in late in 2018....
    2. From the figures you gave, either your...

      From the figures you gave, either your consumption of DEF is WAY high, or the tank wasn't filled up when you got it. Don't know what your car's DEF tank holds, our Passat holds about 5 gal.
    3. To update what has pretty much become a "zombie...

      To update what has pretty much become a "zombie thread," DEF can now be had (in our area, at least) as cheap as $7.99 for the 2.5 gal. jug at Rural King, and there are several "clean" ways of...
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      ......and in what way is this not just abuse of...

      ......and in what way is this not just abuse of the loaned vehicle?
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      Since we're running a CR car with the HPFP, I'm...

      Since we're running a CR car with the HPFP, I'm using Power Service, but more for the lubricant included than for the cetane boost.
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      ^^^^^^^ This. What "tdiatlast" said. VW has...

      ^^^^^^^

      This. What "tdiatlast" said. VW has stated that they're out of the US TDI market, and I can't see any future in it. While we're driving one legacy car and doing OK so far (an '04 SAAB...
    7. We're going for the buyback. I admit that we have...

      We're going for the buyback. I admit that we have never contemplated the fix very seriously. By the time we have to turn this '13 Passat TDI in (I figure as late as possible, Dec. '18), we'll have...
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      Last time we went car shopping (2013), we drove a...

      Last time we went car shopping (2013), we drove a Toyota Prius, Subaru, Honda, VW, and a Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Passat TDI was the clear winner. I would not then nor would I now bother with a Camry....
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      Well, since this thread seems to invite...

      Well, since this thread seems to invite commentary on vanity plates.....I got over that stuff a number of years ago. My plates are random, first ones off the stack at the DMV, and the only sticker of...
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      My dealer also told me that this could not be...

      My dealer also told me that this could not be made to work on our Passat. The service writer said that "It only works in South Korea." Apparently those South Korean drivers are such technical...
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      ^^^^^ Our TDI was brought from VW of Orland...

      ^^^^^

      Our TDI was brought from VW of Orland Park to Suntrup in St. Louis, where we bought the car, so we helped with that oversupply.
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      Doesn't sound to me as though the OP has any...

      Doesn't sound to me as though the OP has any basis for worry. The turbo failed, it was towed in, and the turbo replaced under warranty. A certain percentage of any manufactured item is going to fail,...
    13. VWAG just put out some PR stuff on the 40th...

      VWAG just put out some PR stuff on the 40th anniversary of the Passat. The one we bought last month is the first one we've ever owned, but it's got quite an impressive pedigree. While it's true that...
    14. We bought a brand new Passat TDI SEL Premium, top...

      We bought a brand new Passat TDI SEL Premium, top trim on July 6th. It has the fob depicted in the first picture. I cannot see any key on the second fob pictured, and it is termed a "non-key fob" in...
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      If an old-fashioned oven with a pilot light is...

      If an old-fashioned oven with a pilot light is available, leaving something wetted in there overnight usually works (computer keyboards, motherboard- ask me how I know). Also, as has been said,...
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      I burned the .iso image onto a Verbatim DVD-R+ DL...

      I burned the .iso image onto a Verbatim DVD-R+ DL yesterday*, and updated the maps last evening. The spindle of Verbatim disks is a couple of years old, and the first disk failed to burn. The second...
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      We bought the new Passat TDI SEL Premium after...

      We bought the new Passat TDI SEL Premium after driving a lot of competitive machinery, and it's as nice as anything else we drove. We're talking a $30K car here, not a Mercedes E-Class or an Audi...
    18. IIRC, VWAG includes both VW and Audi. So- why...

      IIRC, VWAG includes both VW and Audi. So- why reintroduce a sedan that's pretty much just a head-to-head competitor with the A6-A8? "Don't compete with your own products." Pretty old rule. They...
    19. Even at my advanced age, I have no trouble...

      Even at my advanced age, I have no trouble remembering what I want to change when I'm in the garage. Moreover, I think this is actually a good safety feature, with no inconvenience.

      Of course, I...
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      At the risk of getting back on-topic, installed...

      At the risk of getting back on-topic, installed the VIM / unlock and the SW4366 upgrade yesterday and this morning, both went very smoothly. Map file is so unwieldly it'll be a while yet, but I don't...
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