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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Twelve Month Test Drive

All about our year-long test drive of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Twelve Month Test - Introduction
Why did we chose a Volkswagen Passat TDI as a long-term test car? Find out in this introduction to our 2012 Volkswagen Passat twelve-month test.

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Twelve Month Test - Month 1
June 2012: Getting to know our new Passat -- and the joys of diesel

2012 Passat TDI special: Oops!
We put the first scratch in our long-term Passat... and it's a big one.

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Twelve Month Test - Months 2-3
July/August 2012: Los Angeles takes aim at our Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Twelve Month Test - Month 4
With four months and 8000 miles of Passat ownership under our belts, we've found a few features we love -- and a couple we loathe.

2012 Passat TDI Special: The only way to travel
A 2,200 mile road trip shows us that the advantages of diesel go way beyond MPG.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 5
October 2012: As our Passat hits 10,000 miles, we get to try out Volkswagen's free service program.

2012 Passat TDI special: First road trip
On my first road trip, I see what kind of fuel economy the Passat's diesel engine can muster.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 6
November 2012: This month, we take our Passat TDI a 2,600 mile, five-state road trip to find out that the Passat's superior gas mileage does more than just save us money.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 7
December 2012: This month, we discuss diesel economics. With the high cost of diesel fuel, can the Passat TDI really save money in the long run?

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 8
January 2013: We get an ominous warning about the AdBlue tank, and learn more about the diesel emissions system.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 9
February 2012: The Passat gets its 20,000 mile service, and continues to exceed my expectations for build quality.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Months 10-11
March-April 2013: The Passat's front undertray comes loose. Who is at fault -- the engineers or me?

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Month 12 and a bit beyond
May-June 2013: We make a final push to get our Passat past 30,000 miles

2012 Volkswagen Passat Twelve Month Test - Year-end wrap-up

2012 long-term Volkswagen Passat photo gallery

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