I knew what you meant! Having had an NMS Passat, I still feel the need to remind people we didn’t get the good Passat here. I always grimace when I wander onto the VW subreddit and people call them B7s..... Again, I get that it was the 7th generation Passat here, but it’s really more a Jetta Max. Read more
Yeah, the torque converter logic definitely took some getting used to. From what I gathered, it was pretty aggressive with the coasting function to save fuel. Was helpful on the highway as I could just coast up to traffic, or down hills, but could get annoying when coming up to a stop and needing to accelerate again.… Read more
Your NMS Passat ownership story sounds suspiciously close to mine. 2012, 2.5L, got hit three times and each person said, “I didn’t even see you!”. I only got one CEL though, and it was fixed under warranty(bad O2 sensor). Transmission was never that clunky for me, although like most FWD AT VWs the throttle tip was… Read more
It would definitely be cool to see the Lemons car! Given the cold, and sponsorship limitations I wouldn’t blame you for leaving it home though. I’m torn too, I want to bring the S2, but I’m not sure I’ll make it up to my parents house to plug in the battery charger. Even though it’s in the garage, I’m sure the cold… Read more
Interesting. Never had anything like that happen except with a bad PS/2 to USB adapter. Could also be some weird thing between the BIOS and the keyboard. Hopefully it works on the new system when you upgrade.
I won’t judge, unless it’s about startups or devops. I hear enough of that crap M-F.
It’s not that bad... Oh who am I kidding, I worked from home today because leaving the comfort of my blanket seemed like a bad idea this morning.
I saw one at the Domain in Austin last week. Some of those pesky high schoolers stopped in the crosswalk and took instas while waxing poetic about how awesome Supras are to the dude driving. Traffic wasn’t amused, but the owner sure was. I just walked by and muttered “nice BMW”, not sure if the driver heard me, but I… Read more
No tech pack or CPO coverage, but low mileage and 6MT? Reluctant CP, would be NP at $14kish. Only issue: rumor is that VW has pretty much made it through the decent TDIs with just Passats and high mileage ‘11 and ‘12 T3s left. Who knows what that will do to prices in the near term. Read more
You can definitely get the Pano roof on the Trailhawk. It’s just hard to find. It comes with the Trailhawk Lux group which basically turns it into an Overland. With the active safety option you basically get everything except for the HK audio and the leather dash, which rarely looks good after a few years here in the… Read more
Some of these are actual cool cars, and I feel lame. My 2nd was a ‘12 NMS 2.5L Passat. Long story short: I was tired of my Jeep dying on University Ave. in the middle of campus, so I got a decent lease deal on the VW. Fun fact, ASU (or Tempe, who knows) removed the middle turn (breakdown, in my case) lane on… Read more
Ah I didn’t remember the extension. The Porsche CPO diesels have the same extension plus the 2/unlimited mileage coverage when it runs out, many appear in better condition than this one, and are very similarly priced. There’s no reason to buy one of these that isn’t certified unless you get a really good deal, which… Read more