The 2012 Passat TDI as a company car

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Old 02-18-2019, 11:50 PM
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I have a job where I drive to a lot of locations around the state and need a new car. For me a typical day is about 4 hours of city driving and 5 hours of highway. A friend suggested the '12 TDI for sale at the local dealership. 80k miles and they're asking 10.4. Black leather, looks good, sounds fair. Although I've done most of my own auto work over the last 20 years diesel engines are something I don't have a lot of experience with. So here's what I'm wondering.

1 - Generally, how well would this TDI stand up to being a much used company car?

2 - How much trouble would it be for a decent amateur mechanic to take care of one of these?

3 - I've seen it described as dependable, but not so much as the Accord. How well is this car built to last?

4 - At what mileage will this car begin to get expensive to own?

5 - Historically, which has given the lowest cost per mile, diesel or gas?

Thanks for the help
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:22 AM
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Engine type is a personal preference depending on what type of driving you do.

The CC isn't that common in USA so you need to keep on Goggling.

https://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/index/
 
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Thanks. Not sure what the CC is. Is that the TDI?
 
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:19 AM
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You don't show you location I was guessing USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_CC

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was going to post a link to a good TDI forum, but as I said the CC isn't that common in USA.
 
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Thanks Keith. Yes I'm in the US. Found a good TDI forum called TDICLUB.COM.
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:28 AM
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It would help if you put your location in your profile, just USA?
 
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Sorry yes thanks. I'm in the US.
 
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