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      11-28-2011 07:56 AM #1
      when will the 2013 Passat be available? i'm buying a Passat this spring.
      thanks, rick

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      11-28-2011 08:15 AM #2
      Most likely August 2012.

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      11-28-2011 08:51 AM #3
      looks like a 12 for me

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      11-28-2011 09:54 AM #4
      No changes for 2013 for sure, not even the addtion of the wagon. Expect a R line Passat in the future.

    5. 11-28-2011 01:37 PM #5
      Surely there will be additional options I hope? Lighting changes? I would like backup camera or parking sensors as an option before buying mine. Ventilated seats would be a dream but not happening. Perhaps they will bring the beloved rear air vents back?

    6. 11-28-2011 08:18 PM #6
      With respect to that last point, why to VW's spec sheets online refer to "back seat ventilation" if they don't have rear vents like the B6?

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      11-28-2011 10:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoosierdub View Post
      With respect to that last point, why to VW's spec sheets online refer to "back seat ventilation" if they don't have rear vents like the B6?
      When you roll the back windows down, it provides back seat ventilation. I think there are a/c ducts under the front seats, when you set the a/c or heater to your feet it will blow air to the back seats too.

    8. 11-28-2011 11:18 PM #8
      there are vents below the front seats. you have to have the airflow selected down.

      pretty useless unless you're blowing heat or want cold feet.

      it's just a lot cheaper to do it this way. another cut corner

    9. 11-28-2011 11:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mbenz260e View Post
      Surely there will be additional options I hope? Lighting changes? I would like backup camera or parking sensors as an option before buying mine. Ventilated seats would be a dream but not happening. Perhaps they will bring the beloved rear air vents back?
      The only change i would REALLY like to see is soft touch throughout. that soft touch is the single biggest thing they can do to up the perception of luxury. I believe they can do it for less than 500 more than the current car.

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      11-29-2011 08:27 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by tewkewl75 View Post
      The only change i would REALLY like to see is soft touch throughout. that soft touch is the single biggest thing they can do to up the perception of luxury. I believe they can do it for less than 500 more than the current car.
      The dash and part of the door panels are soft touch, plently of soft touch in this car to make the interior feel nice. I think my mk5 GTi had more soft touch though.

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      12-03-2011 05:22 PM #11
      VW has already produced 3 2013 Passat's but they were sent to Europe. There are a few changes.

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      12-03-2011 06:52 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      VW has already produced 3 2013 Passat's but they were sent to Europe. There are a few changes.
      Really? What are those changes?

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      12-03-2011 07:01 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      Really? What are those changes?
      Can't say but they are minor. Nothing to keep someone from buying a 2012. LOL

    14. 12-04-2011 09:23 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      The dash and part of the door panels are soft touch, plently of soft touch in this car to make the interior feel nice. I think my mk5 GTi had more soft touch though.
      well even the hard plastic parts had a rubberized coating in the prior version. thaat is what i'm talking about

    15. 12-04-2011 11:06 AM #15
      According to the Wall Street Journal:

      Quote Originally Posted by WSJ
      Inadequate in the smaller Jetta and a cruel joke in the Passat, the 2.5L will be replaced with a small-displacement gas-turbo engine for model-year 2013, and not a second too soon.

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      12-04-2011 12:15 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by tewkewl75 View Post
      well even the hard plastic parts had a rubberized coating in the prior version. thaat is what i'm talking about
      Yes, that was the same thing that started to peel off in my 2002 GTi! The hard plastic door handles in my car have that soft texture feel to them. The door panels are hard textured plastic in some parts without that rubberized feel.

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      12-04-2011 12:17 PM #18
      1.6L Turbo for sure. That's nice!

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      12-04-2011 01:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by enc0re View Post
      According to the Wall Street Journal:
      Nope, not happening!

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      12-05-2011 10:58 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      1.6L Turbo for sure. That's nice!
      I heard it was gonna be a 1.8T

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      12-05-2011 11:01 PM #21
      I'll be a little annoyed if they bring the 170hp TDI over next year since I've got a TDI on order. Would have been nice to have the 170hp TDI with significantly better power and identical fuel mileage.

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      12-07-2011 12:34 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      No changes for 2013 for sure, not even the addtion of the wagon. Expect a R line Passat in the future.
      With the 2.5L 5?

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      12-07-2011 12:58 AM #23
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      Last edited by av_audi; 12-07-2011 at 01:00 AM.

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      12-07-2011 08:40 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by av_audi View Post
      With the 2.5L 5?

    25. 12-07-2011 12:25 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      Yes, that was the same thing that started to peel off in my 2002 GTi! The hard plastic door handles in my car have that soft texture feel to them. The door panels are hard textured plastic in some parts without that rubberized feel.

      Yes the MKIVs were quite "buggy" with regard to the soft touch peeling off. I have 2 MKVs and the soft touch has not peeled off in 6 years. Pretty good if you ask me. I would like to see that same stuff on the '13. Hopefully they will come to their senses and bring the stuff back. That alone and maybe an optional HID on the SEL would really do a lot to bring the passat back up to it's former glory.

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