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    Thread: Rear Spoiler or Pass?

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      08-02-2012 06:24 PM #1
      I'm getting ready to purchase the 2012 Passat VR6 SEL Premium and I've gone back and fourth on the rear spoiler. Should I get it or should I pass on it? Would love to know your thought on this.

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      08-02-2012 06:37 PM #2
      Well on the one side it looks great,
      On the other side I feel it's just cosmetic as against functional (unless you do a lot of freeway driving)
      Not wanting to be a ""spoiler"" just get it...you kno' you really want 2..
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      08-02-2012 06:53 PM #3
      Save the $375, it's useless and in my opinion, very unattractive. For me it's a deal breaker, if the car has a spoiler, (any car) no sale.

      Just my thought.
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      08-02-2012 08:15 PM #4
      I really like the look of the spoiler, hence why my car has one

      Look at pictures. If you like it get one, if you don't don't. It's easily installed after the fact.

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    5. 08-04-2012 11:47 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by compu_85 View Post
      I really like the look of the spoiler, hence why my car has one

      Look at pictures. If you like it get one, if you don't don't. It's easily installed after the fact.

      -J
      Thank you for this common sense answer. These kinds of questions always make me wonder if the OP would ask what color his wife's hair should be too. It's strictly an aesthetic item; functionality has to be questionable on a family sedan that will be driven at or around 67 mph by someone who thinks they're in a hurry, but will have a coffee in one hand and a phone in the other (don't snicker, look around you the next time you're surrounded by these people on the highway on your way to work). So.... look at it (either on paper or in the flesh), and decide if you like it. Make sense?
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      08-05-2012 12:04 AM #6
      Makes perfect sense. Thanks. Now...more importantly, what color should my wife's hair be?

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      08-05-2012 06:55 AM #7
      I did the spoiler/no spoiler debate when I bought my car. I couldn't find any pictures of cars with the spoiler that showed the spoiler well enough to make a decision. I visited 6 different dealers, none of the cars on any of the lots had a spoiler on them. Decided to order car without spoiler, see how I like the car, see if I can find a car with a spoiler and see what it looks like in person. Easy enough to be added afterwards, and it can be added for about $200.00, painted, if you search around. After almost 4 months of looking, I have yet to see a car with a spoiler.
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      08-08-2012 01:27 PM #8
      I'm waiting for an aftermarket one. This is no F40 but the factory is way too small for my taste. Think M3 style.
      Yes I get most of you are on the less is more camp. Nothing wrong with that either.

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      08-08-2012 02:43 PM #9
      I love the flipped up look. I'll send you some pics if you send me an email.

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      08-08-2012 04:44 PM #10
      My SEL came with one, and I love the look...would have been happy without it, but happier with...

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      08-08-2012 04:46 PM #11
      To my suprise they included a rear lip spoiler on my passat se tdi--Very understated I must say--Its the perfect size. You wouldn't really notice it unless you were five feet near my car. The understatedness of said lip spoiler compliments the entire look of the car. It becomes whole.

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      08-08-2012 04:48 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by vrun View Post
      Makes perfect sense. Thanks. Now...more importantly, what color should my wife's hair be?
      It should match the color of your Passat--even if its Atlantic Blue. hahaha

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      08-08-2012 05:25 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by siryokohomo View Post
      To my suprise they included a rear lip spoiler on my passat se tdi--Very understated I must say--Its the perfect size. You wouldn't really notice it unless you were five feet near my car. The understatedness of said lip spoiler compliments the entire look of the car. It becomes whole.


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      08-08-2012 05:53 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by jkinzel View Post
      Save the $375,
      Is this what they quoted you at the dealership to put it on? I called locally and they said the part itself unpainted is $160. Bud at McRary was offering them for $190 shipped and painted, but last I heard from them he says they are on backorder and didn't reply with a restocking date.
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      08-08-2012 06:05 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BudPytko View Post
      MEOW!!!

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      08-08-2012 07:59 PM #17
      WOW !! THAT'S a spoiler???? The way people have been talking here, I was thinking a WING back there! I didn't realize it until now....heck I got one too. Must come standard with the SE.
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      08-08-2012 08:03 PM #18
      It doesn't however, I think its up to the dealer to "incentivize" the car packages as they see fit. The SE I test drove had the lip spoiler. The SE I got [black] didn't come with it.



      Also, I want to see the Atlantic Blue hair pics
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      08-08-2012 08:19 PM #19
      Just went up to check/look at my window sticker that came on the car.... YUP! Extra charge option $375.00 (I think) for a rear lip spoiler. Dang, that's a bundle for that little strip of plastic with matching paint!

      I bought mine "Off the Lot" - didn't order it.
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      08-08-2012 09:36 PM #20
      Those Passat owners with out it HAVE NO SOUL.

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      08-08-2012 10:37 PM #21
      I have an SE and plan on getting a spoiler eventually. I like the lines of the Passat I feel the factory spoiler continues those lines instead of the trunk just curving down.

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      08-08-2012 11:21 PM #22
      I like the spoiler. Hewever there is no way I'll pay 375 $ or even 200 $ for that. Invest in full size tire for the trunk instead

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      08-09-2012 12:21 AM #23
      Spoiler came with car (sitting on the lot). Took it off after hail damage repair. Ain't puttin' it back on on; will sell it sometime (midnight blue). $375? It's yours for $350 incl/ shipping

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      08-09-2012 08:34 AM #24
      When you are ready to sell it let me know.

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      08-09-2012 10:25 AM #25
      You can pick one up from ebay for $140+ shipping.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Volkswage...c1b55e&vxp=mtr

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      08-09-2012 10:48 AM #26
      The Stealership called me today, they said that the paint job costs $150, and alltogether with the part itself valued at $160, painted and labor installed they want $475. I told them to shove it and I'll just go pick up the part and get it painted for $50 at a body shop, get some 3M double adhesive tape and slap that sucker on my trunk.

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      08-09-2012 10:51 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Bl4ckp4nt0m View Post
      You can pick one up from ebay for $140+ shipping.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Volkswage...c1b55e&vxp=mtr
      $140.00 plus $12.18 shipping to contiguous US.. In this case it may be best to pay the $7.82 for immediate gratification to get it from the dealership.
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      08-09-2012 01:30 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Dysprosius View Post
      Is this what they quoted you at the dealership to put it on? I called locally and they said the part itself unpainted is $160. Bud at McRary was offering them for $190 shipped and painted, but last I heard from them he says they are on backorder and didn't reply with a restocking date.
      Factory installed. Price is from VW's web site.
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      09-19-2013 01:24 AM #29
      Now that i've had my car for over a year, I really wish I had opted for the spoiler and spread the cost out in payments. Difficult to fork over almost $400 after the fact.

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      09-19-2013 09:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by vrun View Post
      Now that i've had my car for over a year, I really wish I had opted for the spoiler and spread the cost out in payments. Difficult to fork over almost $400 after the fact.
      I didn't get it on the previous car but opted to get it with the new Passat - added only a dollar or two onto the payments so it's not noticeable.

    31. 09-19-2013 09:47 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by GameOnPantsGone View Post
      I didn't get it on the previous car but opted to get it with the new Passat - added only a dollar or two onto the payments so it's not noticeable.
      It is still $375 or thereabouts.

      This is where the dealers make money - by convincing you that it is only a couple more dollars a month.

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      09-19-2013 02:49 PM #32
      $375 all at once or an extra $1.50 per payment.

      I went with the extra $1.50.

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      09-20-2013 06:56 AM #33
      I got mine from eBay for $135 painted and shipped. Took 5 minutes to put on and it looks great!

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/330892182528...84.m1497.l2649

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      09-20-2013 08:22 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by staceybsnyder View Post
      I got mine from eBay for $135 painted and shipped. Took 5 minutes to put on and it looks great!

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/330892182528...84.m1497.l2649
      Good price but my color isn't available apparently. They only list gray, silver, black and white.

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      09-26-2013 08:04 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by staceybsnyder View Post
      I got mine from eBay for $135 painted and shipped. Took 5 minutes to put on and it looks great!

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/330892182528...84.m1497.l2649
      Got mine yesterday. Fit and finish is excellent. Pics does not do this thing justice.












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