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      07-07-2012 05:17 PM #26
      I am sure the car drives the same with the 18" vs the 16" you just feel more of the road with the bigger tires. I am okay with that. You would never know my car was an "S" w/ App if you didn't look close enough because of the wheels. Sounds like you got a great deal on your lease. I am paying 2x the price you are paying for my lease. I had a few other things they had to work around so if couldn't be lower. I like my Passat now but still unsure if I want to keep it or trade in for another lease when it comes time. If I do I will get the same color in a TDI. It would be sweet to have a TDI one day. My Dad wanted the TDI but did not want to wait for it so he got the SE. I just wish I had better seats in my Passat. Seems like I am always trying to find the right seat position. (It's sucks being tall sometimes) I feel like the stering wheel doesn't go down far enough. Idk. Even after the little things I am happy with it.

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      07-08-2012 07:35 PM #27
      I figure after 3 years of leasing making payments on time and leasing another VW they might give me a better deal on the next VW I lease 3 years down the road. Originally I wanted a TDI Jetta or TDI Golf with a stick but I saw my Passat in the showroom and kinda fell in love once they told me the price I was sold.

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      07-09-2012 12:03 AM #28
      Congrats on the Passat - she's a beaut!
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      10-07-2012 01:38 PM #29



      Still don't know how I feel about this but I decided to put some stickers on my car from the VW show I went to this weekend. Not sure if I like my car with stickers.

    5. 10-07-2012 03:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Volcombug View Post



      ... Not sure if I like my car with stickers.
      BZZZZZT! Lose the stickers..

      OK, it's totally personal preference so it's your call, but that particular one...ehh, not so much. What does the one on the left side say?

      I'm on vacation renting a base S (I mean REALLY base, with steel wheels), but it's a pretty solid car. It's a bit bigger than our VWs at home, but it manages to drive "smaller" than its apparent size. Yeah, I can see why a rag named it COTY last year.

      Enjoy your ride, those wheels do transform the looks. Maybe I should take a pic of my rental to make every S owner feel better.

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      10-07-2012 05:57 PM #31
      I may keep them on for maybe a month. The other sticker says #occupybigbear I think the car looks cleaner without stickers. I love the car and I love to show my VW love.


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      10-07-2012 11:37 PM #32
      I like stickers! (All I have is instagram photos lol)




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      10-08-2012 01:39 AM #33
      I'm guilty of a few stickers too. The heart ones are on my wife's Tig, the rest on my Passat (she's got a vw sticker family on her Tig too).








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      10-08-2012 02:29 AM #34
      Pbafire I like your stickers! Very cool! Thanks for all the posts about stickers. Making me feel better about them.


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      10-08-2012 02:40 AM #35
      Very very glad you enjoy your car. We work unbeleivably stupid long hours here at the plant. Its nice to see some appreciation . I or a friend of mine (one or the other) installed and fit one or more of your doors. As far as stickers go......
      Keep posting more about your car. Id love to see any additional mods you do. My friend has the SEL V6 and is looking for options as far as modding one. .
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      10-08-2012 02:45 AM #36
      Tndubber That's awesome! Thanks for all your hard work. I love my car and love VW and how well they are made. Keep up the great work! Thanks for the cool pics.


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      07-20-2013 01:10 AM #37
      So today I traded in my 2012 PASSAT S with Appearance for a 2013 PASSAT TDI SEL premium with navigation. It's the nicest car I have ever owned. I feel so fancy in it. Just have to tint the windows tomorrow.


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      07-20-2013 04:03 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Volcombug View Post
      So today I traded in my 2012 PASSAT S with Appearance for a 2013 PASSAT TDI SEL premium with navigation. It's the nicest car I have ever owned. I feel so fancy in it. Just have to tint the windows tomorrow.


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      Congrats! Quite an upgrade!

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      01-11-2015 04:23 PM #39
      Well since my last post since getting the TDI here is what I have done to it just in the last week.
      -19" Rotiform wheels
      -ST Coils


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      01-11-2015 08:02 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by christofambrosch View Post
      I need to get the headlights like yours next. Soon…


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      01-11-2015 08:08 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Volcombug View Post
      I need to get the headlights like yours next. Soon…
      They're not cheap, I will say, but so worth it.

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      01-11-2015 08:12 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by christofambrosch View Post
      They're not cheap, I will say, but so worth it.
      Saw some similar for under $400 from VIP MOTO Z and DT MOTO on eBay.


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      01-11-2015 08:19 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Volcombug View Post
      Saw some similar for under $400 from VIP MOTO Z and DT MOTO on eBay.
      They have been discussed here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ood-to-be-true

      They are not OEM or HID. No one that has them will comment on how they are. I suspect there will be issues.

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      01-11-2015 08:50 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by christofambrosch View Post
      They have been discussed here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ood-to-be-true

      They are not OEM or HID. No one that has them will comment on how they are. I suspect there will be issues.
      I wondered about that. I have some time. No rush. I just like that style the most.


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      01-11-2015 09:10 PM #46
      Wheel specs and tire size. Looks so good.
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      01-11-2015 09:17 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by eurospek. View Post
      Wheel specs and tire size. Looks so good.
      Thanks!
      245/35ZR19 97W I am not very good at knowing that stuff but this is what the tire says.


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      02-08-2015 01:24 PM #48
      Well after only having the Rotiform wheels less than a month I traded them with a B7 buddy in San Diego for a set of Lamborghini wheels I have always wanted. It goes better with the flow of the car. Chrome! I liked the Rotiform wheels but not how the looked so black at night.



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      02-08-2015 06:30 PM #49
      Altho I am not a fan of chrome, it's much better than the dark rims. Love the style of those rims. Cool looking.
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      02-09-2015 04:25 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Volcombug View Post
      Well after only having the Rotiform wheels less than a month I traded them with a B7 buddy in San Diego for a set of Lamborghini wheels I have always wanted. It goes better with the flow of the car. Chrome! I liked the Rotiform wheels but not how the looked so black at night.
      Look nice

      Are they real or reps?
      Wheel & tire specs that you're running?
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