[Vwdiesel] Passat TDI sales

Hayden Chasteen dieseltdi at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 28 22:26:44 EDT 2004

Went by the dealer tonight to pick up the registration and license for 
the Passat and ask him how sales were going in the 2 week since they 
got the first 5 (mine was first one sold).  They sold all 5 of the 
first group, received 5 more and have sold all of those.  One is still 
sitting in the showroom waiting for the loan to go through but it is 
already sold.  Of the 10 cars, 8 were sedans either GL or GLS and the 
other two were wagons, one GL and one GLS.  If every other dealer is 
doing this well it sure indicates that there has been a pent up market 
for a full size car with a diesel engine.  BTW I will try to get a 
picture of the engine tomorrow during daylight hours with out the 
plastic sound shield so that everyone can peruse it.  Looks very 
similar to the 1.9 PD but in a longitudinal layout.  hayden

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2004 Passat TDI GLS, 2.0l, 8 valve, 136 HP, 247 lb/ft of torque, Blue 
Graphite, Anthracite leather interior, ABS, ESP.
1998 Jetta TDI (Wetterauer Chipset, 2 1/2" exhaust, K&N Filter, propane 
dual fuel system, 109K+ miles, and running biodiesel)
1981 Rabbit Pickup ( with a freshly rebuilt turbo engine), Will burn 
biodiesel and WVO with a propane injection system.
One, yet to be finished, Caddy trailer (the back end of the truck that 
gave its life to my just completed Rabbit Pickup).
And many, many, many VWs; from a 1946 Beetle (11 Beetles total), to 
Vans (5), Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (5), Passat (1), Dasher 
(1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups (3) most now gone but not 

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