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    1. Member gwernerjr's Avatar
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      05-03-2012 11:10 PM #1
      I visited my dealer a few days ago when I discovered the mirror anomaly, and they said I'd be a fool to trade my car in for a CC because it is so rare. They said that approximately only 8% of 12' passats are 3.6 SELs. On top of that an even smaller portion are black/black, and it is rare that I have an early build without the spoiler since it comes from the factory many times with it already.

      My question is, exactly how many black/black 12' 3.6 SELs are there? I'm curious if it is that rare. Every time I go they try to get it back from me but I actually like it. Especially with the wood knob, hinge cover, aspherical mirrors, and other mods.

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      05-04-2012 12:03 AM #2
      Dealer is trying Again to make a buck.

      They told me the same with my silver on black 3.6.

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      05-04-2012 07:22 PM #4
      I think the dealer is actually on to something. Consider this, to him/her they may only see a few 3.6 SELs compared to the number of 2.5 SE's they get. My dealer has about 75% 2.5s in mostly S w/appearance and SE trims. Considering the annual number of Passat's built, it is likely that 8% could actually be 3.6 SEL's.

      There was a breakdown around here about the percentage of each engine, with majority of them being 2.5s. It was something like 60% 2.5, 20% TDI and 20% 3.6.

      So there is a possibility that they are right.

      As for the dealer trying to make a buck, I don't think it benefits them if you keep your car and not trade it in for a CC, when the CC is worth more than the Passat.
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      05-04-2012 08:59 PM #5
      The dealer took a hit on my car up front; A big hit. They brought up the rarity because I was an early adopter of the passat and now that it has been out for nearly a year they have told me they only sold 2 3.6 SELs; i'll ask the askavwsalesguy, because I know the car is rare and I'm curious as to just how rare, regardless of what you "dealer is trying to make a quick buck" guys think..

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      05-05-2012 01:11 AM #6
      I bet they have made more 2012 VR6 Passat then all of the VR6 CC's imported since 09.

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      05-05-2012 12:53 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      I bet they have made more 2012 VR6 Passat then all of the VR6 CC's imported since 09.

      Probably more than 11/12 VR6s, but not 09/10 (there were a lot when it first came out)

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      05-05-2012 06:32 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by gwernerjr View Post
      Probably more than 11/12 VR6s, but not 09/10 (there were a lot when it first came out)
      Except they sat forever. No matter what. The VR6 cars are sold in low numbers. My dad got his 09 CC VR6 in Nov, 2008.. No buddy at the time had seen a CC let alot the VR6 one much. I have yet too see a Passat 3.6 SEL on the roads besides a dealership.
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    9. 05-06-2012 01:06 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      Except they sat forever. No matter what. The VR6 cars are sold in low numbers. My dad got his 09 CC VR6 in Nov, 2008.. No buddy at the time had seen a CC let alot the VR6 one much. I have yet too see a Passat 3.6 SEL on the roads besides a dealership.
      First line is the key. They sat forever because premium gas costs over $4 a gallon. Need to know anymore why the 3.6 is "rare"?
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      05-06-2012 01:49 AM #10
      I know where one 3.6 SEL prem/nav is.

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      05-06-2012 04:03 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      I know where one 3.6 SEL prem/nav is.

      Yeah me too: in my garage

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      05-06-2012 04:05 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      Except they sat forever. No matter what. The VR6 cars are sold in low numbers. My dad got his 09 CC VR6 in Nov, 2008.. No buddy at the time had seen a CC let alot the VR6 one much. I have yet too see a Passat 3.6 SEL on the roads besides a dealership.

      I think you contradicted yourself, You say there's more 12' passat SEL VR6s then all CC VR6s, and yet you've never seen a passat SEL VR6 and you have seen CC VR6s. Seems like it would be the other way around if there were more Passat SEL VR6s... Maybe I'm nuts. I'm still going with rare.

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      05-13-2012 07:55 PM #13
      So I started to wonder for real since no one had an answer how many black/black sel v6s are there?

      Went to a different dealership (so it wouldn't be biased) and had the general manager look up the vin numbers of all black/black sel v6s from the nationwide database

      There are under 100 nation wide which includes all that are sold, on lots, being built, or are slotted to be built.


      Like i said; rare.

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      05-13-2012 09:35 PM #14
      Zero in NM
      Zero in the few dealers I checked in Denver.
      One in PHX.

      Rare.
      '12 Passat VR6 SEL

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      07-08-2013 08:28 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by shredX View Post
      Zero in NM
      Zero in the few dealers I checked in Denver.
      One in PHX.

      Rare.
      I think it was 1/78 which is my final number correct me if im wrong.

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