Like most cars in the U.S. manual transmissions are an option. A very expensive option in my opinion.There were issues with the manual transmissions a while back, dont know if manual trans was sold in US
I always thought this was a bit off on there recommendations,since most places sell only that type of diesel fuel..I'm loving my Passat but have had a complication. I've got a check engine light on and the code seems to be P2478 - exhaust gas temp out of range bank1 sensor 1. I have filled up twice and both times put in ultra low sulpher diesel but it was 5-20% bio. Ready ng the manual today, it seems that anything above 5% is prohibited. Argh!