2013 VW PASSAT TDi REVIEW ENGINE START UP




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jon Reid: Our diesel VW Jetta broke down with major problems often. It left my family stranded on our family trip. Their service and quality S U C K S! We are going Japanese. I'm so Sad there is no more Quality in German like the 80's German cars. I really believed in them and wanted to support them. Now their saying should be Färfrombroken instead of farfegnugen. Good luck with yours though.

1965Caliente: TDI is just plain pragmatic unless you like bursting out into traffic and need to zip to 70 quickly. I had to learn the TDI loses power quickly when trying to merge into fast lanes on the highway. However, drive the DSG in manual and gingerly accelerate in city traffic, and 44-45 mpg is a snap. On a nearly pure highway run, I was rewarded with 46mpg calculated. I have mpg & room to boot. I luv my '13 TDI.

Tracy C.: I love this car and am considering it heavily. My only hesitation is that I already drive an 05' corolla that has 130hp and that is not nearly enough horsepower and ten extra ponies in the VW isn't going to cut it. I will probably have to look at the regular version and even think about the V6 (maybe).

Tracy C.: Ok, I'll take your advice and test drive the TDI SEL against the SEL before making a final decision. The '14 is out now so it will be interesting to see how the turbo engine performs.

40native: I have a '13 Passat TDI. Don't sell it short until you test drive one. 140HP yes but 236 pounds of torque at a low rpm of 1750 like it has makes it a VERY drivable and economical car. I encourage you to test drive the different models before making any judgement. I didn't drive the V6 but I did drive the 2.5L 5 cylindar and the TDI. The TDI won hands down.

tomalaurentiu: Test drive it at night!

AutomotiveReview: I just like the fact that such MPG is possible in the car of this size, torque is good and diesel engine "longevity" and reliability too, and I also think any Volkswagen is a bit overpriced so you have to really like VW.

Kelly McCammon: I really appreciate your videos.

AutomotiveReview: Kelly, I'm glad you like to listen to my videos. I like diesel engines too - distinctive sound, better fuel economy and durability sure makes them very special. I wish more cars had them. I will definitely try to get better engine sounds and pay more attention to the audio quality overall. Thanks for your comment!

gene978: I'm always amazed at cars that are full sized that get great MPG. And it's true the longevity potential is certainly their. Us with car technology changing so fast and new standards coming up when is the right time to buy?

gene978: Hey Eugene, I have to wonder if spending over $30K on a fully equipped PASSAT Diesel a d getting 30/40 MPG CITY/HWY is enough to compensate for the very low Horsepower of 140. Yes, there's a lot of Torque 236ft-lbs @1750 rpm. The car can be had a lot cheaper in Petrol version and are selling $3000 under retail on average. You can buy a base S sedan for $17,739 excluding destination according to Edmunds.com

AutomotiveReview: As for this Passat - used with 30K miles, from a private seller two years from now would be the right time. :)

Kelly McCammon: My name is Kelly. I am a diesel nut. I have listened to a lot of your recordings and they are great. Thank you for doing these videos. Please keep doing them. I am totally blind and can not see anything out of both eyes. Therefore instead of looking at cars I listen to them. Thanks for firing it up. Next time can you get a closer recording of the engine and rev it a little. Volxwagons are quiet especially their diesels and this one was a little hard to hear.

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